—An online survey assessing the associations
between people’s environmental worldviews and proenvironmental
behaviors was conducted through the Qualtrics
panel with 515 Mandarin-speaking residents from major
Chinese cities. The Smallest Space Analysis (SSA) was adopted
to test the validation of the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP)
sub-dimensions generated by the factor analysis through the
HUDAP (Hebrew University Data Analysis Package) software.
20 items of judging people’s mitigation behavior on climate
change were treated as external variables to investigate their
associations with environmental worldviews in this
configuration produced by the NEP scale. Results indicated
that the 2 dimension solution of the NEP scale is suggested by
the exploratory factor analysis, but the 3 dimension solution is
valid by the SSA. For the Chinese sample, all climate change
mitigation behavior variables are located in the same region of
the SSA plot, which is made by items of dimension ecocentrism.
—Worldview, NEP scale, climate change, proenvironmental
Wen Xue is with School of Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences,
University of New England, Armidale, Australia (e-mail:
Shouying Zhao is with School of Education Science, Guizhou Normal
University, Guiyang, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Wen Xue and Shouying Zhao, "The Environmental Worldviews and Climate Change Mitigation Behaviors: Testing the New Ecological Scale in the Smallest Space Analysis for Chinese Samples," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 547-550, 2015.