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Article: Understanding residents' environmental knowledge in a metropolitan city of Hong Kong, China

TitleUnderstanding residents' environmental knowledge in a metropolitan city of Hong Kong, China
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Issue Date2015
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Environmental Education Research, 2015, v. 21 n. 4, p. 507-524 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study aimed to understand the environmental knowledge (EK) of the residents of Hong Kong. A territory-wide survey was administered to investigate the subjective and objective EK of the respondents as well as their means of receiving information about the environment. The results indicated that Hong Kong’s residents have a comparatively low level of EK, with a mean environmental knowledge score of 3.35 out of 8. The youngster (15–24 years old), students, and employed individuals reported more extensive EK than the older and unemployed respondents, thus suggesting that the younger generation and employed individuals have increased opportunities to receive EK through various channels. A weak positive correlation was identified between subjective and objective EK, thus implying that the residents of Hong Kong could not accurately evaluate their own level of EK. The results indicate that traditional media plays a significant role in disseminating EK. Digital media, such as websites and digital social networks, were also determined to be influencing factors in disseminating environmental messages to the younger generation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/196393

 

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dc.contributor.authorCheung, TOLen_US
dc.contributor.authorFok, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorTsang, EPKen_US
dc.contributor.authorFang, Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsang, HYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-07T03:23:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-07T03:23:22Z-
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Education Research, 2015, v. 21 n. 4, p. 507-524en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/196393-
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to understand the environmental knowledge (EK) of the residents of Hong Kong. A territory-wide survey was administered to investigate the subjective and objective EK of the respondents as well as their means of receiving information about the environment. The results indicated that Hong Kong’s residents have a comparatively low level of EK, with a mean environmental knowledge score of 3.35 out of 8. The youngster (15–24 years old), students, and employed individuals reported more extensive EK than the older and unemployed respondents, thus suggesting that the younger generation and employed individuals have increased opportunities to receive EK through various channels. A weak positive correlation was identified between subjective and objective EK, thus implying that the residents of Hong Kong could not accurately evaluate their own level of EK. The results indicate that traditional media plays a significant role in disseminating EK. Digital media, such as websites and digital social networks, were also determined to be influencing factors in disseminating environmental messages to the younger generation.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironmental Education Researchen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding residents' environmental knowledge in a metropolitan city of Hong Kong, Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, TOL: ltcheung@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailFang, W: w29fang@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13504622.2014.898247en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros228500en_US
dc.identifier.spage1en_US
dc.identifier.epage18en_US

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