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Significant Life Experiences Revisited: A Review of Research on Sources of Environmental Sensitivity

Significant Life Experiences Revisited: A Review of Research on Sources of Environmental Sensitivity Abstract Environmental sensitivity, an important variable in environmental awareness and in the predisposition to take responsible environmental action, has been the subject of a growing body of qualitative research, in which sensitivity is associated with particular kinds of significant life experiences. Studies of significant life experiences of environmental educators and other environmental professionals are reviewed, from original pioneering work through many open-ended surveys, questionnaires, and interview studies that have built on this tradition. Various definitions of the term environmental sensitivity are explored. The strengths and weaknesses of this research tradition are discussed, and directions for future research are suggested. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Environmental Education Online Taylor & Francis

Significant Life Experiences Revisited: A Review of Research on Sources of Environmental Sensitivity

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1940-1892
eISSN
0095-8964
DOI
10.1080/00958969809599114
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Abstract

Abstract Environmental sensitivity, an important variable in environmental awareness and in the predisposition to take responsible environmental action, has been the subject of a growing body of qualitative research, in which sensitivity is associated with particular kinds of significant life experiences. Studies of significant life experiences of environmental educators and other environmental professionals are reviewed, from original pioneering work through many open-ended surveys, questionnaires, and interview studies that have built on this tradition. Various definitions of the term environmental sensitivity are explored. The strengths and weaknesses of this research tradition are discussed, and directions for future research are suggested.

Journal

The Journal of Environmental Education OnlineTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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