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Environmental Attitudes in Context: Conceptualisations, Measurements and Related Factors of Environmental Attitudes

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Climate change remains an important issue nowadays and the anthropocentric dimension of climate change, that is to say the role of human activities, is widely recognized. In this context, pro-environmental behavior and environmental attitudes have been investigated in a large number of studies. Among these studies, different measures and conceptualizations of pro-environmental behavior and environmental attitudes can be found. Their interplay with several factors such as contextual aspects and connectedness to nature is also studied in different ways.

The aim of this Research Topic is to reflect on environmental attitudes bringing together articles with different approaches, from a theoretical as well as methodological perspective, of environmental attitudes and/or their interplay with different factors in the context of pro-environmental behaviors. The Research Topic should thereby give an overview of current approaches, highlighting the diversity and resulting richness as well as challenges for environmental attitude research to encourage awareness and discussion for future research in the field.

Topics of primary interest for this Research Topic include, but are not limited to:

• Measurement of environmental attitudes
• Conceptualization of environmental attitudes
• Environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behavior
• Environmental attitudes and connectedness to nature
• Determinants of environmental attitudes
• Environmental attitudes and values
• Cross cultural perspectives on environmental attitudes
• Environmental attitudes and environmental communication
• Environmental attitudes and social norms
• Environmental attitudes and environmental education
• Environmental attitudes and contextual factors

We encourage authors to submit the following article types: Original Research, Systematic Review, Methods, and Review.


Keywords: environmental attitudes, measurement, contextual factors, environmental concern, pro-environmental behaviour


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Climate change remains an important issue nowadays and the anthropocentric dimension of climate change, that is to say the role of human activities, is widely recognized. In this context, pro-environmental behavior and environmental attitudes have been investigated in a large number of studies. Among these studies, different measures and conceptualizations of pro-environmental behavior and environmental attitudes can be found. Their interplay with several factors such as contextual aspects and connectedness to nature is also studied in different ways.

The aim of this Research Topic is to reflect on environmental attitudes bringing together articles with different approaches, from a theoretical as well as methodological perspective, of environmental attitudes and/or their interplay with different factors in the context of pro-environmental behaviors. The Research Topic should thereby give an overview of current approaches, highlighting the diversity and resulting richness as well as challenges for environmental attitude research to encourage awareness and discussion for future research in the field.

Topics of primary interest for this Research Topic include, but are not limited to:

• Measurement of environmental attitudes
• Conceptualization of environmental attitudes
• Environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behavior
• Environmental attitudes and connectedness to nature
• Determinants of environmental attitudes
• Environmental attitudes and values
• Cross cultural perspectives on environmental attitudes
• Environmental attitudes and environmental communication
• Environmental attitudes and social norms
• Environmental attitudes and environmental education
• Environmental attitudes and contextual factors

We encourage authors to submit the following article types: Original Research, Systematic Review, Methods, and Review.


Keywords: environmental attitudes, measurement, contextual factors, environmental concern, pro-environmental behaviour


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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31 August 2021 Abstract
31 December 2021 Manuscript

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31 December 2021 Manuscript

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