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Comparison of Chinese-Australian and Anglo-Australian environmental attitudes and behavior

Leung, Cynthia and Rice, Jenni (2002) Comparison of Chinese-Australian and Anglo-Australian environmental attitudes and behavior. Social behavior & personality, 30 (3). pp. 251-262. ISSN 0301-2212

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Abstract

This study examined the environmental behavior and attitudes of Chinese-Australians, in comparison with Anglo-Australians, using a survey methodology. Two hundred and three Anglo-Australians and 98 Chinese-Australians participated. The results indicated that Chinese-Australians and Anglo-Australians differed in their environmental concern and their endorsement of New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) values. The results also suggested that, overall, environmental behavior was related to environmental concern, which was in turn related to NEP values. Among the Chinese-Australians, length of residence in Australia was positively related to environmental behavior but negatively related to environmental concern. Chinese-Australians who identified themselves as Asians or Chinese were less likely to engage in environmental behavior, compared with those who did not identify themselves with any ethnic group. Results are interpreted from within an acculturation framework.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese-Australian, Anglo-Australian, attitude, environmental, behavior, society
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
RFCD Classification > 420000 Language and Culture
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 16:08
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2009 16:08
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1357
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