Effects of vicarious experiences of nature, environmental attitudes, and outdoor recreation benefits on support for increased funding allocations

Research
TitleEffects of vicarious experiences of nature, environmental attitudes, and outdoor recreation benefits on support for increased funding allocations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsKil, N
JournalThe Journal of Environmental Education
Volume47
Issue3
Pagination222 - 236
Date Published2016/07/02/
ISBN Number0095-8964
Keywordsenvironmental attitudes, environmentally responsible behavior types, experiential recreation benefits sought, Include, New Ecological Paradigm, vicarious experiences of nature, VRH review
AbstractThis study examined the effects of vicarious experiences of nature, environmental attitudes, and recreation benefits sought by participants on their support for funding of natural resources and alternative energy options. Using a national scenic trail user survey, results demonstrated that vicarious experiences of nature influenced environmental attitudes and experiential benefits. Support for increased funding allocations was directly influenced by both attitudes and experiential benefits, though attitude was a stronger predictor than benefits. Vicarious educational experiences and funding support were not directly related, but the relationship was mediated via both attitudes and recreation benefits.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2015.1111188