Childhood Experiences in Nature & Young Adult Environ Attitude, Behaviour
Positive attitudes and actions towards the environment may be fostered in childhood.
Broom, Catherine. (2017). Exploring the Relations Between Childhood Experiences in Nature and Young Adults’ Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours. Australian Journal of Environmental Education. 33(1): 34-47. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/aee.2017.1. Published online: 16 February 2017
This article presents the findings of a research study with young adults who explored the connections between their early childhood experiences in nature and their attitudes and actions towards the environment in adulthood. The study's survey tool invited young adults to select various options that described their experiences in nature as children and their views of, and actions towards, the environment in the present.
The findings illustrated connections between childhood experiences in nature and later views of, and actions towards, the environment.