Georgia journalists and the new environmental paradigm : a study examining the state's newspaper reporters' attitudes toward environmental issues [electronic resource] /
Abstract (Summary)A total of 120 Georgia newspaper reporters responded to a mail survey that included the New Ecological Paradigm-Human Exception Paradigm scale. The NEP-HEP scale assesses peoples¹f attitudes about human-environment relations. The NEP questions refer to the need for a ¹gnatural balance¹h and ¹glimits to human impact on nature¹h while the HEP questions present a view that humankind is different from and has control over nature. The survey also contained questions about the reporters¹f demographics and organizational and community background factors. Analysis of the responses to the surveys indicated the journalists have dualistic NEP-HEP attitudes. The responses also indicated there are certain factors that have a strong correlation with the NEP-HEP responses, such as political orientation and gender.
School:The University of Georgia
School Location:USA - Georgia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
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