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Georgia journalists and the new environmental paradigm : a study examining the state's newspaper reporters' attitudes toward environmental issues [electronic resource] /

by Jones, Janet Elaine

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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.
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School:The University of Georgia

School Location:USA - Georgia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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