Environmental concern of South African cohorts : an exploratory study

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dc.contributor.author Berndt, Adele
dc.contributor.author Petzer, Danie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-08T08:00:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-08T08:00:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Berndt, A & Petzer, D. 2011. Environmental concern of South African cohorts : an exploratory study. African Journal of Business Management, 5(19):7899-7910. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7779
dc.description.abstract Environmental issues receive ever increasing attention in society and a general level of concern is expressed in the society, yet specific action-related programmes (such as recycling campaigns) do not experience the success that could be expected, given the level of attention and concern. This poses questions regarding the awareness and actions towards environmental issues. These are however, influenced by attitudes, making them critical. The focus of this quantitative study was to investigate the attitudes (and their components) of South Africans towards environmental and recycling issues. The study was conducted among a convenience sample of 139 respondents using a self administered paper-based survey. The findings show that respondents exhibited relatively positive attitudes towards environmental issues. No significant differences were, however, found between groups based upon gender or income, while significant differences were found between older and younger respondents. This paper indicates that organisations involved in environmental issues (including recycling) can harness positive attitudes to increase the success of programmes that are introduced. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.rights Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Environmental attitudes en_US
dc.subject Environmental awareness en_US
dc.subject Recycling en_US
dc.title Environmental concern of South African cohorts : an exploratory study en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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