Environmental Behavior of Secondary Education Students: A Case Study at Central Greece
AbstractDuring the last three decades, human behavior has been becoming energy alarming towards environmental sustainability. One of the most influential initiatives towards environmental protection and increased environmental consciousness is the solidification of primary and secondary environmental education. The purpose of this paper is to investigate different environmental profiles amongst secondary education students, in light of a multi-parametric analysis that involved the contributive role of school and family towards environmental awareness and participation. By reviewing relevant studies, the benefits offered by environmental education are presented. Accordingly, a questionnaire survey was deployed using a sample of 270 secondary education students, from schools situated in the prefecture of Larissa, central Greece. The statistical methods included factor analysis and cluster analysis. Particularly, four groups of different environmental characteristics are identified and interviewed. Results suggest that most students are environmental affectionate, although there is a need for more solidified environmental education and motivation from out-of-school societal opportunities, such as in the contexts of family and public socialization. The deployed research method and analysis can be proven supportive in adopting and scheduling school environmental programs after an initial identification of the various environmental attitudes among the student population. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Ntanos, S.; Kyriakopoulos, G.L.; Arabatzis, G.; Palios, V.; Chalikias, M. Environmental Behavior of Secondary Education Students: A Case Study at Central Greece. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1663.
Ntanos S, Kyriakopoulos GL, Arabatzis G, Palios V, Chalikias M. Environmental Behavior of Secondary Education Students: A Case Study at Central Greece. Sustainability. 2018; 10(5):1663.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ntanos, Stamatios; Kyriakopoulos, Grigorios L.; Arabatzis, Garyfallos; Palios, Vasilios; Chalikias, Miltiadis. 2018. "Environmental Behavior of Secondary Education Students: A Case Study at Central Greece." Sustainability 10, no. 5: 1663.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.