A Preliminary Study of Ecological Worldview: The Strategies in Developing Environmental Responsibility Behavior

Sri Hayati


ABSTRACT: This study is one of the activities of research and development which aim to develop strategies in developing environmental responsibility behavior. The preliminary study is the study of ecological worldview. The objectives are: (1) to identify environmental responsibility behavior; (2) to identify the contribution of psychological factors as the background; and (3) to develop hypothetical model strategies in developing environmental responsibility behavior. The method employed in this study is survey to find tendencies of ecological worldview with the psychological factors as the background. Data were collected by interviewing respondent using four instruments to measure ecological worldview, innovativeness, locus of control and environmental issues knowledge. The data analyzed by using descriptive statistics to find the tendencies and simple correlation statistics. The result of this study indicates that tendencies of communities ecological worldview in the phase of human centered worldview in which environmental issues knowledge is one of the variables which gives the significant contribution in developing ecological worldview. Finally, internalization on society in developing an effective strategy to participate in developing ecological sense of care is expected, so that they are not turning back to arbitrary exploit natural resources under the cloak of increasing prosperity

KEY WORDS: ecological worldview, model strategies, environmental issues knowledge, and environmental responsibility behavior. 

About the Author: Dr. Hj. Sri Hayati is a Lecturer at the Department of Geography Education, Faculty of Social Studies Education UPI (Indonesia University of Education), Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi No.229 Bandung 40154, West Java, Indonesia. She can be reached at: hayati_2001id@yahoo.com  

How to cite this article? Hayati, Sri. (2010). “A Preliminary Study of Ecological Worldview: The Strategies in Developing Environmental Responsibility Behavior” in EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies, Vol.2(2) February, pp.131-140. Bandung, Indonesia: Minda Masagi Press owned by ASPENSI in Bandung, West Java; and FKIP UMP in Purwokerto, Central Java, ISSN 1979-7877.

Chronicle of the article: Accepted (December 10, 2009); Revised (January 20, 2010); and Published (February 17, 2010).

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2121/edu-ijes.v2i2.215

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