Sustainability literacy of older people in retirement villages

Xia, Bo, Zuo, Jian, Skitmore, Martin, Buys, Laurie and Hu, Xin 2014, Sustainability literacy of older people in retirement villages, Journal of aging research, doi: 10.1155/2014/919054.

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Title Sustainability literacy of older people in retirement villages
Author(s) Xia, Bo
Zuo, Jian
Skitmore, Martin
Buys, Laurie
Hu, Xin
Journal name Journal of aging research
Article ID 919054
Total pages 7
Publisher Hindawi Publishing
Place of publication Cairo, Egypt
Publication date 2014
ISSN 2090-2204
2090-2212
Summary © 2014 Bo Xia et al. With many developed countries experiencing the aging of the population, older people play a large role in contributing to environmental problems but also to environmental solutions. The purpose of this research is to understand the awareness and behavior of current older people living in retirement villages towards sustainability development. To achieve this, a sustainability literacy survey was conducted with 65 older residents of a private retirement village located 10 Km outside the Brisbane, Australia's central business district (CBD). Most of residents recognized the importance of environment protection and would like to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. In addition, the majority were willing to pay higher prices for a living environment with sustainable features. The importance of positive social communications was emphasized with most residents having established good relationships with others in the village. The findings provide an important insight into consumer perspectives regarding the sustainable features that should and can be incorporated into the village planning and development.
Language eng
DOI 10.1155/2014/919054
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Bo Xia et al.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30120351

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