Sustainability For Young Adults - Environmental Attitudes, Behaviors & Decisionmaking Processes
This project aims to study the relationship of environmental attitudes and behaviors in adolescents in relation to decisionmaking about sustainable design choices. The instruments used for environmental attitudes and behaviors are well validated and reliable instruments which have been tested with adolescents as well as adults. A new simulated design choice instrument is designed to study decision making. An attempt is made at moving to understand decisionmaking, as opposed to typically studied self-reported ecological behaviors. Observation of real ecological behaviors including decision making, as opposed to self-reported ecological behaviors, is sorely needed in the field of human sustainability.
Environmental Attitudes; behaviors; sustainability; adolescent decisionmaking
Evans, Gary William
Dowell, Glen W.S.; Milstein, Mark Bruce
M.S. of Human-Environment Relations
Master of Science
dissertation or thesis