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INDIAN SECONDARY STUDENTS’ VIEWS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING: BELIEFS ABOUT THE USEFULNESS OF ACTIONS AND WILLINGNESS TO ACT

  • Kiran Chhokar
  • Shweta Dua
  • Neil TaylorEmail author
  • Edward Boyes
  • Martin Stanisstreet
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ABSTRACT

A 44-item survey instrument was designed to determine secondary students’ views about how useful various specific actions related to reducing global warming might be, their willingness to undertake these various actions and the extent to which these 2 might be linked. The instrument was administered to students in grades 6 – 10 (n = 768) from 4 large schools in metropolitan Delhi, India in which the teaching language was English. The findings indicated that this cohort of Indian students exhibited high levels of concern about climate change and strong willingness to act against global warming and in favour of the environment. The findings are tentatively compared with those from 2 similar survey studies conducted in Western contexts (Spain and Australia).

KEY WORDS

attitude behaviour climate change environmental education global warming India student 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiran Chhokar
    • 1
  • Shweta Dua
    • 1
  • Neil Taylor
    • 2
    Email author
  • Edward Boyes
    • 3
  • Martin Stanisstreet
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Environmental EducationDelhiIndia
  2. 2.University of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  3. 3.Environmental Education Research UnitUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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