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Energies 2019, 12(2), 239; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12020239

An Application of the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) Scale in a Greek Context

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Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of West Attica, 12244 Egaleo, Greece
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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Zografou, Greece
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Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, School of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Democritus University of Thrace, 68200 Orestiada, Greece
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Department of Tourism Management, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of West Attica, 12244 Egaleo, Greece
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Received: 26 November 2018 / Revised: 6 January 2019 / Accepted: 8 January 2019 / Published: 14 January 2019
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Abstract

Measuring and analyzing public perceptions of the environment are becoming core elements in promoting environmental sustainability, which is a key goal to be achieved. The New Ecological Paradigm Scale (NEP) is used as a unidimensional measure of environmental attitudes as it is developed in order to measure the overall relationship between humans and the environment. A high NEP score is associated with high ecocentric orientation. This research aims to measure and analyze citizens’ NEP score in a Greek area. Overall, the statistical analysis verified the existence of the NEP subscales, indicated increased environmental awareness among the respondents and revealed that the respondents’ NEP score is correlated with the area of residence. Furthermore, the NEP score is correlated at a statistically significant level with respondents’ willingness to pay for renewable energy expansion. View Full-Text
Keywords: New Ecological Paradigm; NEP Scale; environmental attitudes; ecological behavior; environmental sustainability; renewable energy New Ecological Paradigm; NEP Scale; environmental attitudes; ecological behavior; environmental sustainability; renewable energy
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Ntanos, S.; Kyriakopoulos, G.; Skordoulis, M.; Chalikias, M.; Arabatzis, G. An Application of the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) Scale in a Greek Context. Energies 2019, 12, 239.

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