Values and pro environmental behaviour among Mongolian adolescents:Implications for ESD
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The study aims to contribute in the understanding of key values and behaviours for
Education for sustainable development and their correlations and to further develop
knowledge about how they are distributed among upper secondary school students in
relation to socio-demographic factors. There were 274 surveys collected in 5 different
schools in Ulaanbaatar and analysed using ANOVA followed by Tukey test and
Pearson’s correlation tests.
The study supports the findings of previous research that universal, benevolence and
traditional values are positively correlated with a positive environmental behaviour.
The positive orientation towards sustainability suggest that the current adolescent
Mongolian population can become potential environmental supporters with a strong
motivation towards sustainable behaviour and attitudes. The demographic and social
factors were weak in relation to value orientations, no significant difference observed
in value orientation. There was a notable gender difference in pro environmental
behaviour which aligned with many existing academic studies.
Social factors in relation to environmentally friendly attitude suggested that pro
environmental adolescents were somehow exposed to the natural environment and
read books during their free time displayed increasingly positive behaviour toward the
environment. Therefore this study emphasises the importance of encouraging informal
outdoor activities and increasing the access and popularity of reading books among
youths. These measures would also serve to strengthen the benevolence value and
promote pro environmental behaviour.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 45 p.
, Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 253
Sustainable development, ESD, values, Mongolian, adolescents, education
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-258952OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-258952DiVA: diva2:842834
Subject / course
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2015-06-01, 17:12 (English)
Leif, Östman, ProfessorOjala, Maria, professor