The Social Sciences

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Page No. 65 - 70

Development of an Environmental Education Model for Global Warming Alleviation

Authors : Wongchanok Jumrearnsan and Nongnapas Thiengkamol

Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that if the process of greenhouse gases has continuously accumulated in the atmosphere, the resulting shifts in the composition of atmosphere will lead to change in the functioning of the world’s climate system. The human activities are the main cause of the global warming. The human behavior is influenced by psychological traits and states. The purpose of this research was to study the influences of demographic characteristics, psychological traits and states and environmental education affecting to create the inspiration of having public mind for environmentally conservative behavior that could lead to develop an environmental education model for global warming alleviation. The populations were undergraduate students of academic year, 2010 of Mahasarakham University. The simple random sampling was employed to select the sample of 455 students from 33,682 students. The questionnaire was used as instrument for data collecting. Pearson correlation and Path analysis were used for data analysis. The results revealed that psychological traits in terms of goal of life showed the highest directly affected to inspiration in aspects of role model with 0.432 and it also showed the highest directly affected to the consumption behavior for global warming alleviation with 0.568 while role model showed directly affected to the consumption behavior for global warming alleviation with 0.555. Moreover, psychological states in terms of religion belief showed the highest directly affected to inspiration in aspects of role model with 0.529 and it also highest directly affected to impressive environment with 0.527. Additionally, psychological traits in terms of goal of life illustrated the highest directly affected to inspiration in aspects of impressive environment with 0.527 and psychological states in terms of religion belief illustrated the highest directly affected to inspiration in aspects of impressive environment with 0.562 while impressive environment showed directly affected to the consumption behavior for global warming alleviation with 0.629. Considering on environmental education, environmental attitude showed the highest directly affected to inspiration in aspects of role model with 0.574 and it showed also directly affected to inspiration in aspects of impressive environment with 0.637 and directly affected to the consumption behavior for global warming alleviation with 0.656.

How to cite this article:

Wongchanok Jumrearnsan and Nongnapas Thiengkamol, 2012. Development of an Environmental Education Model for Global Warming Alleviation. The Social Sciences, 7: 65-70.

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