Volume 6 Number 7 (July 2015)
IJESD 2015 Vol.6(7): 547-550 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.654

The Environmental Worldviews and Climate Change Mitigation Behaviors: Testing the New Ecological Scale in the Smallest Space Analysis for Chinese Samples

Wen Xue and Shouying Zhao
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Worldview, NEP scale, climate change, proenvironmental behavior.

Wen Xue is with School of Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, Australia (e-mail: wxue@une.edu.au).
Shouying Zhao is with School of Education Science, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang, China (e-mail: zhaoshouying@126.com).

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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.





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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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