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Environmental Values and Technology Preferences of First-Year University Students

DOI zum Zitieren der Version auf EPub Bayreuth: https://doi.org/10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005374
URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-5374-3

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Stöckert, Alexandra ; Bogner, Franz X.:
Environmental Values and Technology Preferences of First-Year University Students.
In: Sustainability. Vol. 12 (2020) Issue 1 . - No. 62.
ISSN 2071-1050
DOI der Verlagsversion: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010062

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Project financing: OSOS Project (European Union Grant Agreement, [No.741572]

Abstract

Environmental and technological preferences correlate. Both are empirically accessible via established instruments such as the Two Major Environmental Value model (2-MEV) with “preservation” (PRE) and “utilization” (UTL), and the technology questionnaire with “interest in technology” (INT) and “social aspects of technology” (SOC). Additionally, “appreciation of nature” (APR) was monitored with a seven-item scale. We used these instruments to assess the preferences of freshmen in five different areas of study (law, economics, science, pedagogy, cultural studies). All subsequent analyses unveiled positive relations between appreciation and preservation, between the two technology subscales, as well as between utilization and social aspects of technology. Negative relationships appeared between preservation and utilization, preservation and both technology factors, as well as appreciation and social aspects of technology. In all subsamples, preservers (individuals with preservation preferences) showed little interest in technology or its social aspects; utilizers scored high in social aspects of technology, whereas appreciators displayed no interest in it. The freshmen’s areas of study seem to predict consistent tendencies to (biocentric) preservation or (anthropocentric) utilization. Moreover, females were more likely to preserve and appreciate nature whereas males preferred utilization along with interest in technology as well as in the social implications of technology. The observed differences can be used to develop new and improve existing educational programs; recommendations are discussed.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Keywords: values; environmental attitudes; technology; gender; university freshmen
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Institutions of the University: 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
Faculties
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 > Former Professors
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-5374-3
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2021 08:47
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 09:22
URI: https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/5374

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