The objective in this study was to investigate the differences in the complexity of thought about environmental issues between capstone students, committed capstone faculty, and committed students. Our hypothesis was that capstone students would have less intricate ideas, less concern and qualitatively different ideas about environmental issues than committed students and faculty. To test this hypothesis we interviewed 29 capstone students as well as 5 faculty members and 6 committed students. Our hypothesis was supported by the interviews we conducted. Environmental issues were thought of on many more levels by faculty and committed students than by the capstone students.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Trcka, Sara; Pleasant, Keri; Summerfield, Melissa; and Li, Andrew
"Differences in Environmental Conceptions of Capstone Students, Committed Faculty Members, and Committed Students,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 33.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/33