Influences of energy conservation education on attitudes and behaviors of selected youths in piedmont North Carolina

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Linda Flowers McCutcheon (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mildred Johnson

Abstract: The purpose of this experimental study was to examine the attitudes and behaviors of selected youths in Piedmont North Carolina toward energy conservation. The specific objectives were to determine attitudes and behaviors of selected youths toward energy conservation, to determine the influence of energy education on the attitudes and behaviors of selected youths, and to determine if there was a relationship between four variables—age, sex, geographic location, and prior energy conservation experiences—as related to energy conservation attitudes and behaviors. The sample consisted of 284 youths (127 from control groups, and 157 from experimental groups). These youths were seven to nineteen years of age, who were members of a 4-H Club affiliated with the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, and who resided in fourteen counties located in Piedmont North Carolina. Each youth participating in the study completed a pretest and posttest which solicited information concerning attitudes and behaviors toward energy conservation. Both groups completed the pretest in October or November, 1980, and posttests in January, 1981. The experimental groups received energy education instruction in the form of a "4-H Energy Fun Day" after completing the pretest, while the control groups received no energy-related instruction.

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Language: English
Date: 1981
Energy conservation $x Study and teaching $z North Carolina
Youth $z North Carolina $x Attitudes

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