Ecocentric attitudes of in-service and pre-service teachers measured by New Ecological Paradigm scale
Zeqir Veselaj 1 *
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1 University of Prishtina, Prishtina, REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO* Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study aims for the first time to analyze and compare ecocentric and anthropocentric attitudes of two socioeconomic groups: in-service and pre-service teachers in Kosovo. Respondents’ attitudes are measured through the New Ecological Paradigm scale, an internationally standardized metric devised for measuring the environmental concern of different socio-economic groups. This quantitative research study surveyed a sample of 261 respondents. Results of the research show that respondents evaluate global and country environments worsening in the last decade, while share limited optimism for improvements in the next decade. As for the New Ecological Paradigm scale, both groups show an ecocentric approach for ten of the New Ecological Paradigm statements and the anthropocentric approach in four of them. In one of the statements, one group shows an ecocentric approach, while the other group endorses the anthropocentric approach.

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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2023, Volume 7, Issue 3, Article No: em0221

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/13211

Publication date: 01 Jul 2023

Online publication date: 19 Apr 2023

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