Disconnection from nature and the admiration of celebrities

Mara S. Aruguete, Meghan M. Gillen, Lynn E. McCutcheon, Michael J. Bernstein

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The main purpose of this study was to examine the association between environmental knowledge, environmental attitudes, and attraction to celebrities among a sample of 185 English-speaking community-based adults obtained through Mechanical Turk. A secondary purpose of the study was to validate measures of environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge. As predicted, those with greater attraction to celebrities showed less knowledge of the environment. Our results support the validity of the environmental attitude and environmental knowledge measures, although the two constructs appear to be only marginally related to one another. Implications for environmental education are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-327
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Environmental Education and Communication
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Communication
  • General Environmental Science


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