Monitoring surveying students’ environmental attitudes as they experience higher education in New Zealand
Strack, Mick; Shephard, Kerry; Jowett, Tim; Mogford, Samantha; Skeaff, Sheila; Mirosa, Miranda
We investigate the environmental attitudes (EA) of New Zealand’s land surveying students and how they change during a four-year programme. We implemented a multi-cohort survey and developed a longitudinal statistical model of change. Findings suggest that although the EA scores of groups of students vary at different times within and between cohorts, there are no significant general trends when genders are combined. But females tend to start their studies with higher mean EA scores than males and this difference declines overtime. This occurs consistently across the four cohorts studied. This is discussed in relation to women’s role within the profession.
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Rights Statement: https://doi.org/10.1080/00396265.2017.1399526
Keywords: Surveying education; Education for sustainable development; Environmental attitudes; Student learning; Learning and teaching; Gender difference
Research Type: Journal Article