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Article: Perceiving the environment from the lay perspective in desertified areas, northern China

TitlePerceiving the environment from the lay perspective in desertified areas, northern China
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00267/
Citation
Environmental Management, 2008, v. 41 n. 2, p. 168-182 How to Cite?
AbstractInvestigating local people's environmental perceptions can produce useful information that could be incorporated into decision making processes that help resolve environmental problems. Although China is undergoing severe desertification, the perceptions of the local people toward their degraded environment and the related issues have so far not been actively solicited. This article, which is a supplement to Lee and Zhang's (2004, 2005) studies, seeks to further investigate the lay public's general environmental attitudes, perceptions of desertification, interpretations of land-degrading activities, and particularly their interrelations in severely desertified areas. Minqin County in Gansu Province, northern China, was chosen to be the study area. Data was collected via a questionnaire survey (n = 1138) administered in December 2002. Major findings were: (1) Most respondents had only weak altruistic environmental attitudes, with educational level to be a significant determinant. (2) Respondents' perceptions of desertification and interpretations of land-degrading activities were contingent on personal attributes, general environmental attitudes, and other conceptions related to desertification. It is recommended that the interrelations between the various aspects of the public's environmental perceptions should be thoroughly examined to facilitate their participation in environmental management. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86107
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.857
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.830
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, DDen_HK
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dc.description.abstractInvestigating local people's environmental perceptions can produce useful information that could be incorporated into decision making processes that help resolve environmental problems. Although China is undergoing severe desertification, the perceptions of the local people toward their degraded environment and the related issues have so far not been actively solicited. This article, which is a supplement to Lee and Zhang's (2004, 2005) studies, seeks to further investigate the lay public's general environmental attitudes, perceptions of desertification, interpretations of land-degrading activities, and particularly their interrelations in severely desertified areas. Minqin County in Gansu Province, northern China, was chosen to be the study area. Data was collected via a questionnaire survey (n = 1138) administered in December 2002. Major findings were: (1) Most respondents had only weak altruistic environmental attitudes, with educational level to be a significant determinant. (2) Respondents' perceptions of desertification and interpretations of land-degrading activities were contingent on personal attributes, general environmental attitudes, and other conceptions related to desertification. It is recommended that the interrelations between the various aspects of the public's environmental perceptions should be thoroughly examined to facilitate their participation in environmental management. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00267/en_HK
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dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
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dc.titlePerceiving the environment from the lay perspective in desertified areas, northern Chinaen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLee, HF:harry.lee@graduate.hku.hken_HK
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