The Effects of Educational Attainment in Social Environmental Outcomes: Do Higher Educational Attainment Access to Environmental Attitude and Action
ABSTRACTThe rise of environmental issue in the US and the contribution of education in social engagement activities lead us to explore a question—do higher educational attainment access to environmental attitude and action? When the existing research has shown that education positively influences people’s social engagement, this study is focused on the effects of educational attainment in social environmental outcomes, especially in the environmental attitude and action fields. The analysis of the baseline regression model and the full regression model provides conclusions about the relationship between educational attainment related variables and environmental related variables. First, the influence of Peducation (personal educational attainment) on environmental attitudes and actions is greater than that of Ieducation (the ranking of individual educational attainment compared to compatriots) in environmental attitudes and actions fields. Second, personal characteristics also has impacts on environmental awareness and environmental action. Finally, compared to educational attainment, the access to environmental resources is a more vital factor in promoting people to cultivate environmental awareness and take environmental actions.
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