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Factors Predicting Students’ Proclivity and Intensity to Volunteer for the Environment in the US and South Korea
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (2014)
  • Lindsey M. McDougle, Rutgers University - Newark
Abstract
This research compares environmental volunteering among students in South Korea and the US ( n =3,612). Given differing environmental histories of these countries, we explore whether and to what extent volunteer proclivity and intensity varies, and potential factors that explain existing variation. Findings suggest that American students are more likely to volunteer for, and devote time to, environmental causes, while South Korean students differ on socio-economic correlates of such behavior. In a global society, understanding determinants of environmental volunteer participation is critical to the management of environmental NGOs that are involved in broad-based and participatory planning, educating stakeholders, and legitimizing environmental advocacy.
Keywords
  • environmental volunteering,
  • environment,
  • volunteering
Publication Date
Summer June 1, 2014
Citation Information
Lindsey M. McDougle. "Factors Predicting Students’ Proclivity and Intensity to Volunteer for the Environment in the US and South Korea" Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lindseymcdougle/11/