Robinson, ZP (2014) Are geography students good "environmental citizens?": A comparison between year of study and over time. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 39 (2). 245 -259. ISSN 0309-8265

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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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Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Taylor & Francis at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental citizenship, education for sustainable development, environmental attitudes, environmental behaviours, university infrastructure
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 15:27

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