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Are geography students good "environmental citizens?": A comparison between year of study and over time

Robinson

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Are geography students good “environmental citizens?” Has this improved over time with increasing emphasis on sustainability within higher education? This paper compares environmental attitudes and behaviours of geography students at different stages of their degree and over a seven-year period. The findings show that although geography students have an interest in environmental issues and feel a responsibility to educate others, this does not necessarily lead to pro-environmental behaviours, particularly more indirect behaviours. Environmental citizenship attributes in first year geography students show little change over seven years, other than where behaviours have been influenced by changes to the infrastructure around them.

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Robinson. (2014). Are geography students good "environmental citizens?": A comparison between year of study and over time. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 245 -259. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.936312

Acceptance Date Jun 10, 2014
Publication Date Aug 4, 2014
Journal Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Print ISSN 0309-8265
Publisher Routledge
Pages 245 -259
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.936312
Keywords environmental citizenship, education for sustainable development, environmental attitudes, environmental behaviours, university infrastructure
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.936312

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