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Teachers’ environmental knowledge and pro-environmental behavior: An application of CNS and EID scales

Halkos, George and Gkargkavouzi, Anastasia and Matsiori, Steriani (2018): Teachers’ environmental knowledge and pro-environmental behavior: An application of CNS and EID scales.

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Abstract

Environmental education’s teachers are responsible to endow students with the knowledge, values, attitudes and skills necessary to protect and sustain the environment. The current study investigates Greek teachers’ environmental attitudes, behavior and knowledge via Connectedness to Nature Scale (CNS) and Environmental Identity (EID) Scale. The approach combines applied methodological research like item analysis and Factor Analysis. Teachers’ derived scores in both scales were high confirming their positive attitudes in terms of the environment. Furthermore, teachers have positive environmental attitudes, showing pro-environmental behavior but also a moderate level of environmental knowledge.

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