Adolescents’ motivation toward the environment : age-related trends and correlates

Auteur(s): Renaud Dubé, Andréanne; Taylor, Geneviève; Lekes, Natasha; Koestner, Richard; Guay, Frédéric
Résumé: From a self-determination perspective, we attempted to replicate previous findings suggesting that higher autonomous environmental motivation (i.e., acting out of choice and pleasure) is associated with the frequency of environmental behaviours such as recycling, paper reuse, and energy conservation. We also compared students' level of autonomous environmental motivation with their level of autonomous academic motivation. We then examined age effects on autonomous environmental motivation and compared them to age effects on autonomous academic motivation. A total of 200 high school students grouped into 5 age cohorts filled out a questionnaire. Results showed that (1) adolescents' autonomous environmental motivation was associated with more frequent environmental behaviours, (2) autonomous motivation was higher in the environmental than the school domain, and (3) autonomous environmental motivation was higher in older than younger students, whereas autonomous motivation toward school was equivalent across age groups. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)
Type de document: Article de recherche
Date de publication: 1 juillet 2010
Date de la mise en libre accès: Accès restreint
Version du document: VoR
Lien permanent: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/13848
Ce document a été publié dans: Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Vol. 42 (3), 194-199 (2010)
https://doi.org/10.1037/a0018596
Canadian Psychological Association
Autre version disponible: 10.1037/a0018596
Collection :Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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