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Role of Environmental Knowledge in Creating Pro-Environmental Residents

Authors
Journal
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
1877-0428
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
105
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.11.088
Keywords
  • Pro-Environmental Behaviour
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Environmental Values
  • Quality Of Life
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Geography

Abstract

Abstract An exorbitant rate of resource consumption has created a negative impact on the urban environment. If urban residents fail to behave pro-environmentally, a gradual but sure deterioration of the environment is due in the near future. This study examines the relation between environmental knowledge and pro- environmental behaviour of the residents, with environmental values as the mediator. Survey data was gathered from residents of five large urban neighborhoods in Malaysia. Structural equation modeling is used to analyse the data. Conclusively, environmental knowledge affects the inculcation of environmental values in the residents of urban areas, which in turn affects their pro-environmental behaviour.

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