Journal article

Developing a model of climate change behavior among adolescents

Kathryn T Stevenson, M Nils Peterson, Howard D Bondell

Climatic Change | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Research on adolescent climate change perceptions has uncovered key insights about how knowledge, concern, and hope might relate to behavior and the potential for educational interventions to influence these factors. However, few of these studies have employed treatment/control designs that might address causality and none have addressed how these factors might interact to influence behavior. We developed a model of behavior change where a climate education treatment impacted knowledge, knowledge impacted hope and concern, and hope and concern together impacted behavior. We empirically tested the utility of this model and the causal relationships within it using a pre/post, treatment/control..

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