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Values and pro environmental behaviour among Mongolian adolescents:Implications for ESD
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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
Keyword [en]
Sustainable development, ESD, values, Mongolian, adolescents, education
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-258952OAI: diva2:842834
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2015-06-01, 17:12 (English)
Available from: 2015-07-28 Created: 2015-07-22 Last updated: 2015-07-28Bibliographically approved

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