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Socio-demographic determinants of environmental attitudes, perceptions, place attachment, and environmentally responsible behaviour in Gauteng province, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-04T07:15:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-04T07:15:11Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16043
dc.description.abstract This study attempts to determine the socio-demographic determinants of environmental attitudes, perceptions, place attachment, and resultant environmental behaviour. Drawing on secondary data collected in the Gauteng province, South Africa, a model was developed to test the relationships between these constructs, using critical ratios and a structural equation model approach. Critical ratio analysis showed that employment status was a positive predictor of perceptions, while none of the other socio-demographic variables tested positively predicted environmental attitudes. Population group, education level, and migration status were positive predictors of place attachment. Results from structural equation modelling indicated that people's satisfaction with amenities like water and waste services in the province were some of the important determinants of environmental attitudes. Results also indicated that perceptions, attitudes and attachment played a positive role in determining environmentally responsible behaviour. This has implications for environmental planning in the province. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION en
dc.subject GAUTENG PROVINCE en
dc.title Socio-demographic determinants of environmental attitudes, perceptions, place attachment, and environmentally responsible behaviour in Gauteng province, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 12 en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Deputy CEO: Research en
dc.SourceTitle Scientific African en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12013 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11165 en
dc.bibliographictitle Dlamini, S., Tesfamichael, S.G. & Mokhele, T. (2021) Socio-demographic determinants of environmental attitudes, perceptions, place attachment, and environmentally responsible behaviour in Gauteng province, South Africa. <i>Scientific African</i>. 12:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Dlamini, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Tesfamichael, S.G. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mokhele, T. en


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