Exploring value orientations toward the human–nature relationship: a comparison of urban youth in Minnesota, USA and Guangdong, China

Research
TitleExploring value orientations toward the human–nature relationship: a comparison of urban youth in Minnesota, USA and Guangdong, China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLi, J, Ernst, J
JournalEnvironmental Education Research
Volume21
Issue4
Pagination556 - 585
Date Published2015/05/19/
ISBN Number1350-4622
KeywordsAmerican, Chinese, human–nature relationship, value, value orientation, worldview
AbstractResearch exploring urban youths’ value orientations toward the human–nature relationship was conducted with 59 students from a school in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) and 51 students from a school in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China). Quantitative findings suggest that the majority of participants in both groups shared a similar value orientation, harmony with nature. Qualitative findings, however, suggest youth had somewhat different value orientations toward the human–nature relationship (interdependence most frequently for the Guangzhou school participants and stewardship for the Minneapolis school participants). Similarities and differences between the groups are discussed, and implications for environmental education are explored.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2014.910499