To Study the Relationship between Environmental Education and Environmental Behavior Based on Environmental Attitude

Yifang Gao

Ekoloji, 2018, Issue 106, Pages: 627-634, Article No: e106075

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Abstract

During the development of economy and the acceleration of industrialization, natural environment is also seriously destroyed to result in various environmental problems. To reduce such complicated and annoying environmental problems, it relies on the enhancement of humans’ environmental awareness and the adoption of self-aware environmental protection action. In this case, environmental education is necessary for changing people’s opinions about the world and daily action through delivery of knowledge, cultivation of attitude, and development of action to fundamentally solve the problem of environmental degradation. With quasi-experimental research, total 214 students of a university in Shanghai are preceded the 16-week (3 hours per week for total 48 hours) environmental education. The research results reveal the significantly positive correlations between 1.environmental education and environmental attitude, 2.environmental attitude and environmental behavior, and 3.environmental education and environmental behavior. According to the results, suggestions are proposed, expecting to enhance the citizens’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and value of environmental protection through environmental education curricula or activities to emphasize the environment and take actions in order to achieve the sustainably developed civil education.

Keywords

environmental education, environmental attitude, environmental behavior

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