Environmental worldview, place attachment, and awareness of environmental impacts in a marine environment

Wynveen, Christopher J., Kyle, Gerard T., and Sutton, Stephen G. (2014) Environmental worldview, place attachment, and awareness of environmental impacts in a marine environment. Environment and Behavior, 46 (8). pp. 993-1017.

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Place attachment provides insight on why and to what extent individuals value a particular setting. Most investigations involving place attachment and environmental attitudes have been conducted in terrestrial settings; little work has addressed proenvironmental behavior in marine settings. The purpose of the current investigation was to extend Stern et al.'s work, which indicates that individuals' environmental worldviews (EWVs) influence their attitudes toward anthropogenic impacts on the environment. We hypothesized a model wherein place attachment partially mediates the relationship between recreational visitors' EWV and their awareness of consequences of negative impacts on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. We then compared this model with competing models. Our results suggest that place attachment is a useful addition to studies that use Stern et al.'s value-belief-norm model.

Item ID: 29035
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-390x
Keywords: place attachment, marine environment, Great Barrier Reef, awareness of environmental impacts, environmental worldview
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 04:19
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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