We address the question of whether there is development of environmental concern and awareness across four years of college. In order to address this question we administered a survey to 114 Capstone and 47 underclassmen students that addressed environment friendly behaviors, attitudes and concern towards environment. Previous research indicated that Capstone students were more knowledgeable about environmental issues such as global warming or energy conservation but the level of concern towards issues was not different. From this finding, the next step was to question whether there were differences between groups in attitudes, behaviors or concern towards environmental issues. We hypothesized that Capstone student's behaviors, attitudes, and concerns of environmental issues would be marginally different than underclassmen. Our data supports this hypothesis. Differences are marginal between the two groups of students for the majority of questions.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Pleasant, Keri; Li, Andrew; Summerfield, Melissa; and Yates, Jack
"Conceptions of Nature: Capstone Students Versus Underclassmen,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 24.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/24