Exploring the underlying constructs of basic concepts in environmental education

Ju Chou, Robert E. Roth

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Abstract

In this cross-cultural study, underlying constructs for environmental education were compared using faculty responses from The Ohio State University (OSU) and the National Taiwan University (NTU). A systematic sampling of 120 faculty members each from OSU and NTU was conducted and a Q-sort technique used. Through factor analysis with a varimax rotation on data obtained from each university, two sets of constructs were identified. The following five factors, or constructs, identified by the OSU faculty explained 38.5% of the total variance: Environmental Ethics, Population and Quality of Life, Interdependence, Environmental Management, and Socio-Culture. Five constructs identified by the NTU faculty explained 38.5% of the total variance: Environmental Ethics, Environmental Management, Interdependence, Population and Quality of Life, and Resource Conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-43
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Environmental Science(all)

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