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How Can Villages Become Eco-villages?

Forster, Peter and Pereira, M. (2016) How Can Villages Become Eco-villages? In: 12th International Conference of the International Communal Studies Association, 1st - 3rd July 2016, Tamera, Portugal. (Unpublished)

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The authors investigated (a) the relationship between feeling connected to nature and pro-environmental behaviours; and (b) the relationship between environmental values and environmental behaviours. Seventy-six students completed an online survey that measured connectedness to nature, egoistic, altruistic and biospheric values, and pro-environmental behaviours.

This study suggests that finding ways to increase community feelings of connectedness to nature, and developing altruistic and biospheric values may lead to increased pro-environmental behaviours in the short term and positively address climate change issues in the longer term.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: human activity, climate change, environmental values, environmental behaviour
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Peter Forster
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 08:13
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 10:50

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