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Gender, Ethnic Identity, and Environmental Concern in Asian Americans and European Americans
Human Ecology Review
  • Shawn M. Burn, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Patricia L. Winter, Pacific Southwest Research Station
  • Brittany Hori, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • N. Clayton Silver, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract

There are relatively few articles in sociology and psychology on gender; ethnicity, and the environment, yet ethnic and gender neutral approaches to sustainability may be incomplete. We studied gender, ethnicity and environmental concern ·with an internet sample of Asian American women (n=157) and men (n=69), and European American women (n=222) and men (n=99). Participants completed the New Ecological Paradigm measure (NEP; Dunlap et al., 2000), the value bases of environmental concern (Schultz, 2000), and the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure-Revised (MEIMR; Phinney & Ong, 2007). A 2 ( ethnicity) x 2 (gender) ANOVA found no gender or ethnic differences on the NEPA 2 ( ethnicity) x 2 (gender) MANOVA with the three value bases as dependent variables found significant effects for ethnicity and gender. Ethnic identification enhanced cultural influences on environmental concern. Findings are discussed in terms of the marketing of environmental sustainability to address climate change and other environmental risks.

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Shawn M. Burn, Patricia L. Winter, Brittany Hori and N. Clayton Silver. "Gender, Ethnic Identity, and Environmental Concern in Asian Americans and European Americans" Human Ecology Review Vol. 19 Iss. 2 (2012) p. 136 - 145
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sburn/16/