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A Study on the Consistency of Socially Responsible Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors toward Environment Problem (환경문제에 대한 사회책임적 소비자태도와 행동의 일관성에 관한연구)

  • 심미영
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.16 no.3
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    • pp.123-140
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    • 1998
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the consistency of socially responsible consumer attitudes and behaviors toward environment problem. The major findings were as follows; 1. The socially responsible consumer behaviors toward environment problem were classified into resource conservation purchasing & using in green product and recycling behavior by factor analysis. 2. Correlation coefficient of the socially responsible attitudes and behaviors toward environment problem was found to be above. 43. This result implies that the consistency of socially responsible attitudes and behaviors was very high. 3. In the area of total socially responsible consumer attitudes and behaviors toward environment problem the related variable on the consistency of attitude and behavior were altruism perceived power of big business liberalism alienation dogmatism perceived consumer effectiveness faith on the environmental regulation policy experience of environment education and consumer i formation.

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The Differences in Attitudes toward children s Emergent Literacy between Mothers and fathers and Their-Home Literacy Environments (어머니와 아버지의 아동 문해 발달에 대한 태도 및 가정 문해환경)

  • 김명순;권희경
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.40 no.1
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    • pp.147-162
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    • 2002
  • The purpose of the study was to investigate the differences in attitudes toward emergent literacy between mothers and fathers in relation to two types of early educational centers and to explore relationships between the parents' attitudes toward literacy and their home literacy environment. The subjects were 1626 parents (813 mothers, 813 fathers), who had three to five years old children, from 14 kindergartens and 11 daycare centers in Seoul. The questionnaire based on Kwon's instrument of emergent literacy altitude (1999) was used. The data were analyzed by two-way ANOVAS, and correlation. The results were as follows : First, there were significant differences in attitudes toward literacy between the mothers and the fathers in relation to their children's ages. The parents of three-year-old children had more positive altitudes toward literacy than ones of five-year-old. The mothers had more positive altitudes toward literacy than the fathers, excepts in reading instructions and writing development. Second, the fathers with daughters had more positive attitudes toward literacy than ones with sons. Third, the kindergarten parents had more positive attitudes toward literacy than daycare parents. Fourth, there were significantly positive correlations between the parents' attitudes toward emergent literacy for young children and their home literacy environments.

The effects of young consumers' perceptions of environment-friendly shopping bags and environmental consciousness on attitudes and purchase intentions

  • Smith, Madalyn;Cho, Eunjoo;Smith, Kathleen R.
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.24 no.5
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    • pp.687-696
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    • 2016
  • As consumers' interest in social responsibility (SR) has greatly increased in the last two decades, a growing body of academic research has examined the influence of consumers' environmental consciousness on their attitudes and purchase intentions toward environment-friendly apparel products. Use of environment-friendly shopping bags (EFSB; recycled and reusable bags) is an example of how apparel retailers engage in SR. However, little research has examined consumers' perceptions and their responses to the use of EFSB. To fill this research gap, this study examined the impact of young consumers' perceptions of EFSB and environmental consciousness on their attitudes and purchase intentions toward apparel retailers using EFSB. An online survey was conducted for data collection. A convenience sample of 212 college students was obtained from a large mid-Southern university in the U.S. A simple linear regression analysis was conducted to test all hypotheses. Results showed that young consumers' perceptions of EFSB positively influenced their environmental consciousness and their attitudes toward apparel retailers that use EFSB, which led to purchase intentions toward the retailers. Findings confirmed that young consumers placed a great degree of importance on EFSB and, therefore, would purchase apparel from retailers that use recycled or reusable shopping bags. These findings imply that providing EFSB is important in enhancing positive attitudes and purchase intentions toward apparel retailers.

The Effect of Environmental Instruction on Environmental Attitudes of University Students

  • Woo, Hyung-Taek
    • Environmental Sciences Bulletin of The Korean Environmental Sciences Society
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    • v.4 no.3
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    • pp.157-164
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    • 2000
  • The effect of environmental instruction on students\` environmental attitudes was studied in two environmental classes and one business class of university undergraduates. Changes in students\` environmental attitudes were assessed from a questionnaire survey administered before and after exposure to a 16 week course. The results indicated statistically significant differences in students\` attitudes toward the environment between the pretest and the posttest. The two environmental classes had the positive effect and the students exhibited more environmentally favorable attitudes. Accordingly, this study confirmed the positive effect of environmental instruction on attitudes toward the environment at a university level.

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University Students' Attitudes toward Valuable Consumption to the Types of LOHAS Lifestyle (대학생들의 로하스적 생활유형에 따른 가치소비태도)

  • Kim, Jung-Hoon
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.18 no.4
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    • pp.869-878
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    • 2009
  • The purpose of this study was to review university students' attitudes towards value-based consumption and their influences on it to the types of LOHAS lifestyle. The statistical analysis was based on a questionnaire survey by 275 subjects. Several attitude variables included in the study such as 'attitudes toward LOHAS lifestyle', 'environment', 'charity', 'need of business ethics', 'investment into socially responsible business', and 'good consumption'. By the results of the study, first, students' attitudes and concerns about the environment were positive, however, not expanded to the absolutely positive attitudes for their future society. Second, there is no clear relationship between their participation in the community and their attitudes to the LOHAS lifestyle. Third, university students' consumption was not based on the values of LOHAS, but on the attitudes to their own well-being. Fourth, groups with lower income and with no religious tendency revealed more positive attitudes toward LOHAS lifestyle than other groups. Fifth, there are some relations between LOHAS lifestyle and the individual's economic role performances such as the attitudes to 'environment', 'charity', 'need of business ethics,' 'investment into socially responsible business', and 'good consumption'.

Psychological Factors Associated with the Borrowing Intention of Stock Investment Defaulters (주식투자형 채무불이행자의 차용의도에 대한 심리적 변인의 영향)

  • Kim, Mi-Ra;Hwang, Duck-Soon;Hong, Eun-Sil
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.32 no.3
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    • pp.65-84
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    • 2014
  • This study was performed to explore the factors that affect the debt-reuse intention of defaulters. The focus of this study is on defaulters who used debt for stock investment. Debt-usage differences were considered since they had different psychological backgrounds. A total of 712 self-administered questionnaires (stock=131 and no-stock=581) were analyzed using SPSS. The major findings were as follows : First, the level of perceived behavioral control was the highest and the level of attitudes toward using debt was the lowest among the psychological factors in both groups. Second, perceived behavioral control was different according to age and income. No such significant association was found in attitudes toward using debt, subjective norms and behavioral intention in the stock group. Third, behavioral intention was explained by attitudes toward using debt and subjective norms in the stock group. However, in the no-stock group, behavioral intention was explained by attitudes toward using debt, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control. These findings have important pragmatical meaning in that they show the determinants of debt reuse by stock investment defaulters.

Nursing Students' Environmental Consciousness and Medical Waste Related Knowledge and Attitudes (간호대학생의 환경의식과 의료폐기물 관련 지식 및 태도)

  • Ha, Jae-Hyun;Lee, Hyun Ju
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.174-182
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    • 2019
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find out how much influence nursing students' environmental consciousness and knowledge of medical waste have on their attitudes toward medical waste. Methods: The subjects were 211 nursing students recruited from 2 universities. Data were collected with a structured self-report questionnaire comprising measures of environmental consciousness, and knowledge of and attitude toward medical waste. Data analysis was conducted with the SPSS/WIN 25.0 program. Results: A total of 211 copies of the questionnaire were used for the final analysis, except for 9 untrusted responses out of 220 that included missing values. Those subjects' environmental consciousness who received environmental education in middle and high schools was higher (t=3.15, p=.002). The higher their grades, the better their knowledge of medical waste (F=3.40, p=.035). Those subjects' knowledge of medical waste who received medical waste education was relatively high (t=3.14, p=.002). Those subjects with clinical practice experience had more sensitive attitudes toward medical waste (t=2.06, p=.041). Those subjects' attitudes toward Medical waste who received medical waste education at the universities were relatively high (t=2.04, p=.043). The subjects' environmental consciousness was positively correlated with their attitudes toward medical waste (r=.44, p<.001). The most influential factor in their attitudes toward medical waste is their environmental attitudes and medical waste education. Conclusion: The higher the nursing students' environmental consciousness, the higher their attitudes toward medical waste. It is necessary to provide environment and medical waste education for nursing students in order to strengthen their environmental consciousness and attitude toward medical waste.

Differences in Attitudes between Korean and Chinese University Students Learning Korean in Korea (한국 대학생들과 한국에서 한국어를 배우는 중국 대학생들의 태도 차이)

  • Kim, Kyung-Hoon;Lim, Mi-Ran
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.436-443
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    • 2010
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there are differences in three attitudes-attitudes toward English learning, attitudes toward American, and attitudes toward American culture between Korean and Chinese university students learning Korean in Korea. The subjects are 211 students, who are 101 Korean and 110 Chinese. Gardner(1985)'s AMTB questionnaire was administered to measure the learners' attitudes. And the collected data were analyzed by t-test to examine the differences between two groups. The results of this study showed that there were statistically very significant differences in attitudes toward English learning and there were significant differences in attitudes toward American between two groups. But there were no differences statistically in attitudes toward American culture between two groups. To make better learning environment for English learners, the differences in other affective variables between two groups need to be studied.

The Influence of Past Experience Levels on Attitudes Toward Environment and Park Management (월악산 국립공원 이용객의 경험수준이 자연 및 공원관리에 대한 인식에 미치는 영향)

  • Shin, Won Sop
    • Journal of Korean Society of Forest Science
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    • v.83 no.3
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    • pp.344-356
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    • 1994
  • The amount and frequency of past experience in forest recreation have been considered as one component of an overall specialization. Past research has shown that more specialized recreationists have differing motives, attitudes, satisfaction levels, environment preferences, and management preferences. The overall purpose in this study was to investigate the effect of specialization on users' attitudes toward environment and park management. 320 Wolaksan visitors were surveyed in the summer of 1993 to collect the data. Specialization, as measured by past experience, frequencies of visitation to any forest recreation areas per year, visitor days per year, and number of visits to Wolaksan, was tested the relationship to the users' levels of environment attitudes and park management perception. Among the specialization variables, past experience was highly correlated with the levels of attitudes toward environment. Experienced recreationists preferred natural environments to settings associated with social activities. Most of respondents perceived the importance of the attributes related to park management. However, they gave low performance scores to the attributes.

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A Study on Recognition and Attitude of Residents in Seoul City about Air Environment (서울시민의 대기 환경에 관한 인식 및 태도)

  • 이정주;김신도;이경용
    • Journal of Environmental Health Sciences
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    • v.21 no.4
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    • pp.63-74
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    • 1995
  • The objective of this study were to identify the state of re. cognition and attitude of residents in Seoul city about air environment and to identify factors affecting attitude toward air environment. Study object was residents in Seoul city sampled by multistage random proportional sampling. Sample size was 0.0067%(500 persons) of total residents in Seoul city. The results were divided into two parts: (1) descriptive results of recognition and attitude toward air environment, (2) results of factor analysis to classify categories of attitudes toward air environment and regression analysis to identify factors affecting attitude toward air environment. Most of resident in Seoul city recognized that air environment in Seoul city was highly polluted and was not satisfactory. Experience of damage of air pollution was reported in about 70% of residents in Seoul city. More than 60% of residents in Seoul city had concern about air environment. Attitude toward air environment were classified into four categories using factor analysis: Necessity of intervention of local government for air environment conservation, Participation of residents and enterprises for air environment conservation, Optimistic attitude about air pollution, Preference of economy. Factors affecting the above attitudes were knowledge about air pollution, knowledge about policies and institutions related air environment conservation, concern about air environment, educational level, subjective assessment of air environment, sex, marital status. In conclusion this study suggested providing information of air environment in Seoul city to the residents and to educating residents for making positive attitude about air environment conservation.

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