Environmental attitudes among university students In New Zealand and Australia
Kilbourne, William E. and Polonsky, Michael 2004, Environmental attitudes among university students In New Zealand and Australia, in ANZMAC 2004 : marketing accountabilities and responsibilities, proceedings, School of Marketing and International Business, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, N.Z., pp. 1-7.
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This paper develops a causal model of environmental attitudes using measures of the dominant social paradigm (DSP) of western industrial societies. Two components of the DSP framework beliefs in economic growth and anthropocentrism are examined regards to environmental attitudes using a sample of university students from Australia and New Zealand. The results indicate that one’s belief in the DSP has a negative effect on environmental attitudes and perception of change necessary ameliorate degradation of the environment. Thus, while public policy favors increasing awareness of and interest in the environment, policy instruments may remain ineffective in producing lasting change if the components of the DSP remain unchanged. It is argued that public policy ought to be directed at changing the DSP so that its negative effects will be minimized.
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