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A Study on the Consciousness of Rural Community Residents' Environment Preservation (농촌지역주민의 환경보전 의식구조에 관한 연구)

  • 김성수;오해섭;고운미
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.348-364
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    • 1999
  • The objectives of this study were: (a) to measure the level of rural community residents' environmental preservation consciousness, (b) to identify the variables related to their level of environmental preservation consciousness, and (c) to provide suggestions to improve their environmental preservation consciousness. The major findings of this study were as follows; 1) Personal characteristics- gender, years of education, age, and income- were related to the rural communities residents' the environmental preservation consciousness. 2) Social characteristics- membership in environmental organizations, participation in environmental preservation campaigns, environmental dispute within their communities, experiences of participation in environmental dispute in their communities, participation in environmental education-were related to the rural community residents' the environmental preservation consciousness. Based on the above findings, the following suggestions are offered: 1) To improve rural community residents' environmental preservation consciousness, residents in rural community should be motivated and encouraged to participate in environmental and agriculture-related organizations. 2) To effectively solve environmental disputes among rural community residents and between rural communities, central and local governments should provide opportunities for rural residents to acquire their sound environmental consciousness. 3) Environmental preservation consciousness should be assessed including affective domain, cognitive domain, and behavioral domain. Appropriate environmental education programs should be developed after considering rural residents' personal characteristics including education level, income, gender, years of residency, and are.

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A Study on Environment-Friendly Family Resource Management Behaviors, Environmental Consciousness, Knowledge, and Education (환경친화적 가정자원 관리행동과 환경의식, 환경지식, 환경교육*)

  • 이상협
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.91-102
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    • 2003
  • The main purpose of this research was to examine the variables that influence environment-friendly management behaviors of family resources. For this study, environment-friendly management behaviors were classified into four categories: buying, using, recycling and disposal. Another purpose of this study was to find out the levels of environmental education, environmental knowledge, and environmental consciousness among household managers. In order to determine the levels, a structured survey questionnaire was administered and data were collected from 391 housewives who live in Seoul and Jeonju. The results show that environmental consciousness and environmental knowledge affected buying and disposal behavior. There was a significant difference in using behavior by the degree of environmental consciousness. The variables that affected recycling behavior were environmental education and environmental consciousness. The level of environmental awareness was highest in ! environmental consciousness, second highest in environmental knowledge, and lowest in environmental education.

A Study on the Consciousness and Behavior regarding Environmental Preservation of High School Students (고등학생의 환경보전에 관한 의식과 행동)

  • 양순례;류점숙;신효식
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.6 no.2
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    • pp.1-12
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    • 2003
  • This study is designed to analyse the difference between consciousness and behaviors for environmental preservation dependant on independent variables and to identify factors that affect the behaviors of environmental preservation. For this study, a questionnaire that included measurements of environmental preservation consciousness and behaviors was produced as a studying tool. Targets were 520 boy and girl students in the second grade of two high schools in Gwangju and three high schools in small districts of Chonnam Province and 482 questionnaires were distributed for the analysis. The data collected was analysed using SAS Program Package to obtain frequency, percentage, standard deviation, and correlation and T-Test One-way ANOVA, Duncan's M411ip1e Range Test, Multiple Regression were performed. The results of the analyses are as follows : 1. Overall, environmental preservation consciousness is higher than preservation behaviors. Interest in air pollution is the highest in both environmental preservation consciousness and behaviors and it is low in recycling. 2. The environmental preservation consciousness has a significant difference dependant on sex, regions, order of birth, educational background of parents and income level. the performing degree of environmental education, consciousness about kinds of environmental preservation, and whether the learning of theory and practice of environmental education is performed. 3. The environmental preservation behaviors has a significant difference dependant on regions, educational background of mother, mother's job, income level, acquiring of information, performing degree of environmental education and consciousness of kinds of environmental education. 4. Variables that affect environmental preservation behavior are environmental preservation consciousness, acquiring information, performing degree of environmental education and awareness of environmental preservation. Their power of explanation is 15%.

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The Relationship among Adolescents' Environmental Experience, Environmental Consciousness and Pro-environmental Consumption Behavior (청소년의 환경체험활동경험, 환경의식 그리고 환경친화적 소비행동의 관계)

  • Jung, Joo Won;Cho, So Yeon
    • Journal of Environmental Science International
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    • v.24 no.3
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    • pp.329-337
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    • 2015
  • The purpose of this study was to observe the influence adolescents' environmental experience and environmental consciousness have on the pro-environmental consumption behavior. Also by examining the variable relation, the study scoped out the effectiveness of environmental experience. For the analysis, high school students in Korea were gathered from online and the correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, and Baron and Kenny mediation analysis were conducted among a total of 521 surveys. The main findings are as follows: First, adolescents' environmental experience, environmental consciousness and pro-environmental consumption behavior showed a positive relationship. In other words, the more the experience, the more sense of responsibility adolescents had towards the environment and society, leading them to have pro-environmental consumption behavior. Second, environmental experience and environmental consciousness were proven to be essential factors that have influence on the adolescents' pro-environmental consumption behavior. Third, partial mediating effect of environmental consciousness was verified in accordance with the relationship between environmental experience and pro-environmental consumption behaviour. The findings suggest the importance of adolescents' environmental consciousness and improvement of pro-environmental consumption behavior by having students gain environmental experience.

Impacts of health and environment consciousness on pro-environmental clothing purchasing and disposal behaviors (건강의식과 환경의식이 환경친화적 의류 구매 및 처분행동에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Yongsook
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.22 no.3
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    • pp.371-382
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    • 2014
  • The purposes of this study were to categorize of pro-environmental clothing purchasing and disposal behaviors and to identify impacts of health and environment consciousness on pro-environmental clothing purchase and disposal behaviors. The subjects were homemakers (n=381), and they were segmented into LOHAS group, environment conscious group, unconscious group, and wellbeing group according to their health and environment consciousness. Older homemakers were included in LOHAS group and environment conscious group. And these homemakers performed pro-environmental clothing purchasing and disposal behaviors better than wellbeing group or unconscious group. Health consciousness was positively related with the second-hand clothing purchasing and recycling. Environment consciousness was positively related with clothing made with organic, natural or functional materials, or the second-hand clothing purchasing, and recycling of the second-hand clothing. There was a need to develop continuing education programs to strengthen homemakers' health and environment consciousness, or to upgrade their pro-environmental clothing purchase and disposal behaviors.

Middles School Students Worldview and Consciousness about the Environment (중학생의 환경세계관과 환경의식)

  • Cheong, Cheol
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.17 no.1
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    • pp.122-132
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    • 2004
  • The present study is to investigate the middle school students' worldview and consciousness about the environment. To conduct this study, 605 students from the two middle schools of Daegu metropolitan area, seventh grade, were measured using a modified version of New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) instrument and qustionnaire of environmental consciousness. The results are as follows: First, a majority of middle school students held an ecological environmental worldview. They also had a similar environmental worldview to education experience on environment-related to subjects. The strongest area of agreement with the NEP were in the "Negative results of growth and technology." The weakest area of agreement with the NEP were in the "Quality of life" dimension with only 44.9 percent agreement across that dimension's four statements. Second, the middle school students are sensible of consciousness in environmental problems. They pointed out that air pollution and noise are the most as sever problems in country and local area, respectively. Finally, the subjects who showed the higher environmental worldview had a higher environmental consciousness and better attitudes related to environmental problems.

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A Study on Environmental and Recycling Consciousness and Behavior of Consumers Recycling - Focused on the Unused Clothing of Unmarried Working Women - (소비자의 환경의식.재활용의식과 재활용행동에 관한 연구 - 미혼취업여성의 사장의복을 중심으로 -)

  • 노영래;김시월
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.40 no.1
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    • pp.163-178
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    • 2002
  • This study, focused on reuse of the concepts of unused clothing recycling, was intended to provide basic materials and suggestions for establishing the drastic measures necessary for consumer education related to recycling by investigating how experiences in the recycling of unused clothes would show up according to environmental consciousness and recycling consciousness and then probing the scheme for the recycling of clothes. Since it was found that recycling consciousness was the variable that exerted a great effect on experiences in recycling unused clothes, consumer education about recycling will have to be revitalized. And detailed and specialized education on environmental consciousness is more important than emphasis on the importance of environmental consciousness.

A Study on the Variables Influencing on Adolescents Consciousness and Behavior in Pro-environmental Consumption - In Relation with Their Mothers' Pro-environmental Consuming Behavior - (청소년의 환경친화적 소비의식과 소비행동에 영향을 미치는 변수에 관한 연구 -어머니의 환경친화적 소비행동과 관련하여-)

  • Yee, Kyung-Eun;Lee, Ki-Young
    • Korean Family Resource Management Association
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    • v.12 no.3
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    • pp.119-145
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    • 2008
  • This study was designed to verify the influence of mothers on their young adults in pro-environmental consuming consciousness and behavior. The compiled data are based on the responses of questionnaires from 278 young adults who reside in Seoul, Korea. The data were analyzed by frequency, standard deviation, mean, unitary dispersion, rank revolution analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multiple regression analysis by SPSS 14.0K for Windows. This study has discovered the following: First. A mother's pro-environmental consuming behavior is one of the most important factors significantly influencing a young adult's consciousness and behavior. Second. A friendly and positive consciousness about the environment enhances pro-environmental consuming behavior. A close inter-relationship exists between consciousness and behavior. However, some significant discrepancy was found between pro-environmental consuming consciousness and pro-environmental consuming behavior; that is, the level of pro-environmental consciousness was higher than the level of pro-environmental behavior. Third. Sensitivity to environmental information influenced pro-environmental consumption consciousness and behavior. Female students are more concerned about and sensitive to environmental matters than are male students. Fourth. Among the subordinate dependent variables, recycling behavior is most influenced by independent variables. Among the pro-environmental consuming behavior sector, a mother's disposal behavior exerts the most influence on the young adult's behavior. In the results of this study, it is pointed out that it is absolutely necessary fur young adults to bring up their practice level of pro-environmental purchase and consuming behaviors, and it is advised that appropriate and relevant education programs should be developed.

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Environmental Consciousness, Knowledge and Education of Home Economics Teachers in Gwang-ju (광주시 가정과 교사의 환경의식과 환경지식 및 환경교육수행에 관한 연구)

  • 김경애;성민순
    • Journal of Korean Home Economics Education Association
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    • v.12 no.3
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    • pp.93-104
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    • 2000
  • The purposes of this study were to measure the levels of environmental consciousness. environmental knowledge, and environmental education performance and to find the influences of related variables on environmental education performance in Home Economics teachers. The researchers used a questionnaire consisting of three parts such as environmental consciousness. knowledge and education for 153 Home Economics teachers o secondary schools in Gwang-ju. The results are as follows: The level of environmental consciousness of the Home Economic teachers was high, but that of their environmental knowledge and the performance of environmental education were low. The teachers with more educational experience and married teachers showed higher level of environmental consciousness. Unmarried teachers showed higher level of environmental knowledge. The teachers with more age and educational experience showed higher level of environmental education performance. The teachers with more chances for getting environmental information had relatively higher level of environmental knowledge. The teachers with more educational experience and chance for getting environmental information and pro-environment community had relatively higher level of environmental education performance. With regard to environmental education experience older teachers getting environmental information pro-environment community and the teachers with higher level of environmental consciousness practiced more. Environmental knowledge, however, didn’t affect environmental education.

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A Study on the Middle School Student's Consciousness and Behavior of the Environmental Problems (중학생의 환경문제에 대한 의식과 행동)

  • Hwang Kee-Ah;Chun Jae-Un
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.7 no.4
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    • pp.99-113
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    • 2004
  • The purpose of this study to find out of the middle school students' knowledge, consciousness and behavior of the environmental problems. The sample of this study were 489 middle school students in Busan area. The collected data were statistically analized by using SPSS program. The major findings were as follows: 1. The level of middle school students' consciousness of environmental problems is 4.07 out of perpect 5. The highest was waste pollution(M=4.35), and the lowest was noise pollution(M=3.39). The level of middle school students' behavior of environmental problems is 3_49 out of perpect 5, which is somewhat lower than the consciousness of environmental problems. The highest was air pollution(M=4.11), and the lowest was water pollution(M=3.23). 2. The middle school students' consciousness and behavior of environmental problems showed passive corelation$(P<.01)$ : The higher the consciousness of environmental problems is better the behavior of environmental problems. 3. The level of middle school students' knowledge of environmental problems showed notable difference with sex$(P<.01)$ and a school year$(P<.05)$.

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