Measuring Values-Based Environmental Concerns in Children: An Environmental Motives Scale

Research
TitleMeasuring Values-Based Environmental Concerns in Children: An Environmental Motives Scale
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBruni, CM, Chance, RC, P. Schultz, W
JournalThe Journal of Environmental Education
Volume43
Issue1
Pagination1 - 15
Date Published2012/01/01/
ISBN Number0095-8964
Keywordschildren, environmental concern, Value-Belief-Norm model
AbstractThe Environmental Motives Scale (EMS) was developed to measure an individual's concerns about environmental issues. The measure provides subscale scores for egoistic, social-altruistic, and biospheric concerns. Prior studies have shown a good fit for the 3-factor structure, but the measure has yet to be used with children. In this paper we report two studies in which we develop and validate a modified version of the EMS for use with children. Confirmatory factor analyses show an acceptable fit for this population. The reliability and validity of the measure for use with children is also examined.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2011.583945