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The research questions addressed in this capstone are: 1) Does an increased amount of time spent in a natural setting increase the chances of pro-environmental behaviors in adolescents? 2) Does an increased amount of time spent in a natural setting help develop or strengthen a bond between adolescents and nature? The methodology to answer the questions included both self-reported surveys completed by the students and objective observations made by the researcher. Literature both supporting and refuting the questions are presented along with the numerical data collected during the research study. Conclusions from the study include a high level of pro-environmental behaviors and beliefs by students in the study and anecdotal evidence of an increased interest in pro-environmental choices by adolescents.
Beck, Mary Patricia, "Increased time spent in a natural setting related to an increase in pro-environmental behaviors and pro-environmental attitudes in adolescents" (2010). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 1037.