Predicting Participation in Environmental Education by Teachers in Coastal Regions of Tanzania

Research
TitlePredicting Participation in Environmental Education by Teachers in Coastal Regions of Tanzania
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBruyere, B, Nash, PE, Mbogella, F
JournalThe Journal of Environmental Education
Volume42
Issue3
Pagination168 - 180
Date Published2011/03/16/
ISBN Number0095-8964
Keywordsenvironmental behavior, environmental education, Tanzania
AbstractTheories of responsible environmental behavior (REB) have most often been applied in developed countries and to direct forms of REB such as recycling and conserving water. This study applied a model of REB to a developing country setting in Tanzania based in part on variables from a Hungerford and Volk (1990) model and targeting an indirect form of behavior: teaching environmental education (EE) to youth. A quantitative survey was developed and administered to 397 teachers from schools in coastal regions of the country. Regression analyses revealed a sequential model in which entry level variables predicted ownership variables, and ownership variables predicted empowerment variables. In addition, cognitive variables were particularly strong in predicting behavioral intent compared to affective variables.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2010.525262