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Environmental Values (2-MEV) and Appreciation of Nature

DOI zum Zitieren dieses Dokuments: https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020350
URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-4236-3

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Bogner, Franz X.:
Environmental Values (2-MEV) and Appreciation of Nature.
In: Sustainability. Vol. 10 (2018) Issue 2 . - No. 350.
ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020350

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Abstract

When monitoring the long history of empirical instruments for environmental attitude measurement, the Two Major Environmental Value model (2-MEV) with its two higher order factors: Preservation (PRE) and Utilization (UTL) has repeatedly and independently been confirmed. PRE assesses preferences towards conservation of nature and the environment, whilst UTL measures preferences towards utilization/exploitation of nature. The latter, however, does not yet include the positive aspects of benefitting from the (enjoyable) use of nature. Consequently, besides the established 2-MEV-battery, additional items from an “Appreciation of Nature” (APR) scale were applied to an Irish sample of 289 secondary school students (age: M = 14.3 years). Responses to the altogether 30-item battery were applied on an oblique rotation by using the Promax procedure: UTL and PRE appeared as orthogonally related factors, APR correlated to PRE with 0.283. Based on loading scores, the item number for each subscale was further reduced to make the analysis more manageable in educational outreach sites; on those sites, where completing questionnaires may well be quite unpopular, they are very much needed for planning and fine-tuning educational programs. Therefore, extending the 2-MEV scale with an added scale for Appreciation may help: (i) to judge participants’ feedback for adjusting/balancing program contents better; and (ii) to promote appreciation as a successful strategy for shifting individuals away from their individual exploitative preferences.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Keywords: 2-MEV model; utilization; appreciation; preservation; environmental attitudes and values; gender
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Xaver Bogner
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Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-4236-3
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 15:02
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 07:45
URI: https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/4236

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