A structural model of the teaching practice and pro-environmental behavior in elementary Mexican students

Translated title of the contribution: A structural model of the teaching practice and pro-environmental behavior in elementary Mexican students

Giovana Rocío Díaz Grijalva*, Beatriz Camarena Gómez, Daniel González Lomelí, Carlos Alberto Mirón Juárez

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Abstract

Almost four decades after having integrated environmental education in primary education in Mexico, it is important to prove the relationship between the environmental behavior shown by students and the environmental education they perceive, therefore, a structural equations model was designed and tested with information provided by 217 sixth grade students. The model showed regression coefficients between practice of environmental education and its causality directly and positively with values (0.035), skills (0.333), attitudes (0.269) and pro-environmental behavior (0.290). It is confirmed that the environmental education that is taught in a transversal way in schools is significant and that teaching practice should be promoted in the use of materials, institutional support and didactic resources focused on promoting environmental attitudes, skills and values in children.

Translated title of the contributionA structural model of the teaching practice and pro-environmental behavior in elementary Mexican students
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-57
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Electronic Journal of Environmental Education
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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Keywords

  • Environmental education
  • Pro-environmental behavior
  • Students
  • Teaching practice

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