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Extending the concept of pro-environmental action and behaviour: a binary perspective


Syed Abdullah, Sharifah Intan Sharina (2020) Extending the concept of pro-environmental action and behaviour: a binary perspective. Environmental Education Research, 26 (12). 1764 - 1786. ISSN 1350-4622; ESSN: 1469-5871


Many studies have explored pro-environmental actions. This paper aims to extend the concept of pro-environmental action in the context of binary themes or perspectives. The extended conceptualisation is drawn from a study that investigates the influence of residential outdoor environmental education courses on Malaysian participants’ environmental attitudes and behaviours using a life history approach. Data analysis revealed six binary pro-environmental actions: conforming/transforming action, compulsory/optional action, intentional/unintentional action, public/private sphere action, activist/non-activist action, and biospheric/anthropocentric-oriented action. The binary actions presented in this paper pull together all of the binary themes, both pre-existing ones and those emerging from the current study data. The paper provides recommendations about how one can contribute to environmental quality and positively impact the sustainable development agenda.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1850645
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: Outdoor education; Environmental education; Residential education; Pro-environmental action; Sustainable development
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 22:27
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 22:27
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/88935
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