Titlebar

Export bibliographic data
Literature by the same author
plus on the publication server
plus at Google Scholar

 

Environmental perceptions of Irish and Bavarian pupils: an empirical study

Title data

Bogner, Franz X.:
Environmental perceptions of Irish and Bavarian pupils: an empirical study.
In: The Environmentalist. Vol. 18 (1998) Issue 1 . - pp. 27-38.
ISSN 1573-2991
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1006578101077

Abstract in another language

The present study deals with the evaluation of environmental/ecological perceptions of secondary school pupils. It has two major objectives. Firstly, to administer a measurement instrument to explore ecological/environmental perceptions for a sample of approximately 900 Irish secondary school pupils aged between 12 and 16 years. The operation and use of tree subscales, ‘environmental behavior’, ‘utilization of nature’ and ‘consideration for conservation’, was based on a previous study undertaken in Bavaria, but its structure, dimensionality and reliability was further assessed using psychometric procedures. Secondly, the study monitored the differences in theses dimensions between Irish and Bavarian pupils. Common items within the subscale structure were selected from both samples to form a truncated item selection and to function subsequently as the basis for the final factor analysis applied to the combined Irish-Bavarian sample. Comparisons on this basis indicated substantial differences in attitudes and environmental behavior between pupils from both regions: the Irish sample favored less conservational values, but more patronage for the utilization of nature and it revealed less willingness to take and plan action in individual environmental behavior. In addition, the Irish sample disclosed a significantly greater gender difference in the two subscales.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER23869
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Xaver Bogner
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 06:12
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 06:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/13427