Attitudes toward global warming, climate change and other environmental issues among young Queenslanders

Tranter, Bruce and Skrbis, Zlatko (2011). Attitudes toward global warming, climate change and other environmental issues among young Queenslanders. In: Steven Threadgold, Emma Kirby and John Germnov, Local Lives/Global Networks: The Australian Sociological Association Conference. Refereed Proceedings. The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA, 2011), Newcastle, Australia, (). 28 November - 1 December 2011.

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Author Tranter, Bruce
Skrbis, Zlatko
Title of paper Attitudes toward global warming, climate change and other environmental issues among young Queenslanders
Conference name The Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA, 2011)
Conference location Newcastle, Australia
Conference dates 28 November - 1 December 2011
Convener TASA (The Australian Sociological Association)
Proceedings title Local Lives/Global Networks: The Australian Sociological Association Conference. Refereed Proceedings
Place of Publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher Australian Sociological Association
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780646567792
Editor Steven Threadgold
Emma Kirby
John Germnov
Total pages 16
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
A representative longitudinal sample of 16 to 17 year olds drawn from schools across Queensland shows young Australians to be strongly supportive of action to prevent the impact of human induced global warming and more likely than the OECD country average to favour practices that promote sustainable development. Social background is an important determinant of environmental attitudes. Young women are more concerned about environmental issues than young men, including global warming and climate change, and are more likely to view global warming as a serious threat to Australia. The level of trust in environmental groups has declined over time, although again, female students are more trusting than males. Students whose parents are university educated and those planning to attend university after leaving school exhibit pro-environmental attitudes to a greater extent than other students, demonstrating the importance of childhood socialisation in the formation of pro-environmental attitudes.
Keyword Climate change
Global warming
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented during Concurrent Session 4 "Climate Change & Society".

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