The Relationship between Values, Environmental concern & Behaviour: A Jordanian sample

Amani Jarrar, Eman Gheith


This study aimed at identifying the system of human values ??of Petra university students according to Schwartz theory of values; it also aimed at identifying the correlation between environmental concern & behaviour. The study sample consisted of 218 students, using three questionnaires to collect data. The first questionnaire included the 40 paragraphs ??using Schwarz model; the second questionnaire included 20 paragraphs to measure environmental concern depending on the scale of Thompson and Barton, whereas the third questionnaire included 22 paragraphs to measure the environmental behaviour. Results showed that students own a system of values ??in four dimensions, but tend more to be towards the traditional values ??and less towards the human values; students' interests were centred on nature. Findings also showed a positive correlation between general values in two dimensions (conservatism, and self-transcendence), and environmental values whether (eco-centric, or anthropocentric) and a weak correlation between the general values in two dimensions (Openness, Self enhancement) and the environmental values.

Keywords: eco-centric, anthropocentric, environmental concern, values, Environmental behavior

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