Discourses of pro-environmental behavior: Experiences of graduate students in conservation-related disciplines

Janice Easton, Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Judith Chen Hsuan Cheng

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Abstract

It can be argued that the environmental behaviors of conservation and natural resources professionals' may well serve as exemplars for the general public to emulate. Understanding the experiences and influences that shape the behaviors of individuals with contextual and empirical knowledge about desirable and beneficial conservation practices can help education managers when designing programs that target pro-environmental behaviors. This grounded theory study examined the discourses that shape pro-environmental behaviors among six graduate students pursuing degrees in conservation-related fields. Together, biophysical context, higher education, and personal costs were the main influences shaping the discourses that participants used to describe their pro-environmental behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-134
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Environmental Education and Communication
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication
  • Environmental Science(all)

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