Can we make environmental citizens? A randomised control trial of the effects of a school-based intervention on the attitudes and knowledge of young people

Goodwin, Matthew J. and Greasley, Stephen and John, Peter and Richardson, Liz (2010) Can we make environmental citizens? A randomised control trial of the effects of a school-based intervention on the attitudes and knowledge of young people. Environmental Politics, 19 (3). pp. 392-412. ISSN 0964-4016. E-ISSN 1743-8934. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/09644011003690807) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://doi.org/10.1080/09644011003690807

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine whether school-based intervention can help in making environmental citizens. A randomised control trial of 448 primary school students and their families in 27 primary schools located in Vale Royal, North West England was carried out between January and July 2008. The interventions were two types of class-based instruction on environmental issues, one long and the other short, which were designed to increase environmental awareness. Environmental attitudes and behaviours were measured by surveys completed by the students in their classes and in their homes before and after the interventions. The analysis reports school averages of the questionnaire responses, followed by regression analysis using robust clustered standard errors. The results show no statistically significant differences between schools in the intervention groups compared to the control group schools. The rising environmental awareness of the control group during the intervention may partly explain the positive results of existing non-experimental studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: environmental; attitudes; behaviour; schools; randomised controlled trial
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Matthew Goodwin
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 16:50 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 12:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54407 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):