Insights to Ecocentric, Anthropocentric and Antipathetic Attitudes towards Environment in Diverse Cultures

Erten S.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.8, no.33, pp.141-156, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier


Problem Statement: For almost 30 years, scientists from around the world have committed themselves to the endeavor of raising people's consciousness of the environment. It is possible to find many empirical studies about this subject in the related sources. Most of the studies are devoted to global or general consciousness of the environment. The subject of environmentally friendly behaviour is what constitutes the contents of the questionnaires cited in recent studies. To name some of them, these behaviours include separation of garbage, water saving, reduction of garbage, energy saving and driving private cars or using public transportation. Despite a great deal of both general and specific researches into environmentally conscious behaviours, there are very few studies and questionnaires devoted to researching people's value judgements as well as the source of values that urge people to protect environment.