Bachelor thesis 

 "Aware of the environment? Or the environment is aware?"


An explanation of the environmental awareness, attitude, and willingness to act, with social variables of students from the Radboud University Nijmegen, 2008.

Humans and the non-human world seem to be facing an ‘environmental crisis’, unprecedented in human history with the emergence of (global) environmental problems such as global warming, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and air pollution (Barry, 1999, p. 7). Simultaneously, this human generation is the first being aware of its intra- and inter-generational effects on transforming the environment.

         Individuals react differently on (environmental) situations due to the influence of personal background, culture, religious context, and more. For social and political environmental sciences, environmental awareness, attitude, and willingness to act are different concepts of the human psyche and behaviour which are imperative to examine, explain, and comprehend. As the adolescent generations will need to continue and (up) take responsibilities for environmental issues and the future of humanity, the question rises whether and how these aspects are pertinent under this group.

With my bachelor research, I have investigated through a survey and statistical analyses:

How can differences and similarities in the levels of environmental awareness, attitude, and willingness to act of bachelor students from the Radboud University in Nijmegen be explained?

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