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Secondary school studentsʹ environmental concerns : a case study from Slovenia

Gregor Torkar (2016) Secondary school studentsʹ environmental concerns : a case study from Slovenia. Polish journal for sustainable development, 20 . pp. 177-182. ISSN 2450-3746

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    Abstract

    Students ’ environmental concern s w ere investigated using a questionnaire with 1 2 items. The study sample comprised 410 first and second year students of general upper secondary school from NW Slovenia . Results provide evidence that students’ concerns for the consequences of environmental damage formed three correlated factors organized around self and family, all peop le, and the biosphere. The highest was students’ environmental concern for the biosphere, followed by concern for self and family, and concern for all the people. Gender differences were significant in concerns for all people and for the biosphere; female students were more concerned than male students. Age differences were significant in concerns for the biosphere in favour of older students. Since humanity is facing challenges in balancing our demands and ecological limitations, the results of this study could be beneficial for further development of environmental education

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: environmental concern, secondary school, students, gender, age, Slovenia
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    http://www2.univ.rzeszow.pl/wbr/zeszyty/en/issues/20/PJfSD20-19.pdfAlternative location
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics > Chair of Biology and Chemistry
    Item ID: 4329
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 13:21
    Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 13:21
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4329

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