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dc.contributor.authorKukkonen, Jari
dc.contributor.authorKärkkäinen, Sirpa
dc.contributor.authorKeinonen, Tuula
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-09T14:09:52Z
dc.date.available2019-01-09T14:09:52Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/7265
dc.description.abstractEducation for sustainability may be seen as consisting of four dimensions: sensitivity and attitudes toward the environment, awareness and knowledge of the environment, environmentally friendly actions and participation. A questionnaire was drawn up which includes statements concerning all these dimensions and it was filled out by 674 university students from different majors. Data were analysed statistically and a structural equation model was formed. Results indicate that sensitivity toward or awareness of nature is the basis for the enjoyment of nature. The enjoyment of nature is directly positively related to the intention of support pro-environmental activity and to environmental knowledge. Furthermore, it has a mediational effect on ecological knowledge, concern, or the belief of human dominance over nature. Students who possess global concerns do not accept human dominance and this is related to the intent to support environmental activities. Students were found to form groups: “Sorters.” “Occasional actors” and “Resource savers.” Compared to prior research, due to the additional items concerning environmental sensitivity and awareness in our instrument, we were able to uncover the importance of sensitivity to the enjoyment of nature in the complex model of the relationships between awareness, attitudes, knowledge, concerns and intentions. Ecological knowledge leads to global concerns and, therefore, it should be promoted through science education.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSustainability
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su10114294
dc.rightsCC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjecteducation for sustainability
dc.subjectenvironmental education
dc.subjectstructural equation model
dc.titleExamining the Relationships between Factors Influencing Environmental Behaviour among University Students
dc.description.versionpublished version
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education / Joensuu
uef.solecris.id58653201en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Authors
dc.relation.doi10.3390/su10114294
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.publisher.countrySveitsi
dc.relation.articlenumber4294
dc.relation.issue11
dc.relation.volume10
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessOpen access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu


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