Title

An analysis of the predictive validity of the new ecological paradigm scale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Abstract

The widely used New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) scale was recently revised to address concerns about its dimensionality and validity. As an ever larger number of researchers from an increasing variety of disciplines incorporate environmental issues into their research, the need for environmental concern measures such as the NEP will broaden. The authors evaluated the predictive validity of the original and revised versions of the NEP scale, some abbreviated NEP-derived scales, and a non-NEP environmental attitudes scale. All of these scales explained a significant amount of the variance in a measure of intention to engage in proenvi-ronmental behavior. Based on the results, the authors suggest how researchers should use these scales in their research. © 2003 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Name

Journal of Environmental Education

Volume Number

34

First Page

22

Last Page

28

Issue Number

3

DOI

10.1080/00958960309603490

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