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An exploration of the daily environmentally sustainable practices by South African youths living in Urban Gauteng

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dc.contributor.author Gossow, Claudia
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-16T13:48:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-16T13:48:34Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation Gossow, Claudia (2016) An exploration of the daily environmentally sustainable practices by South African youths living in Urban Gauteng, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/21912> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/21912
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study explores daily environmental sustainable attitudes and behaviours of Gauteng’s urban youth. A social constructivist paradigm underlines the views, challenges and activities expressed. The Reasonable Person Model (RPM) and Social Networking Theory ensure that the content, as well as methodological elements and results herein adhere to a psychological framework. Focus groups and online interviews were utilised to explore the link between community well-being and the state of the natural environment and the sample was drawn using purposive and snowball sampling. The literature reviewed focuses on existing climate change concerns, pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours, and emerging local and international practices, including the importance of expanding local practices. A thematic analysis, ensured for a broad variety of responses, and hence detailed discussion -of and dissemination of results. Using common threads in the results, recommendations and suggestions were made, to improve future studies and research practices concerning Environmental Responsible Behaviours (ERBs). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Community engagement en
dc.subject Environmental awareness en
dc.subject Dynamic Social Networking Model en
dc.subject Participatory action en
dc.subject Reasonable Persons Model en
dc.subject Social Constructivist Paradigm en
dc.subject.ddc 640.286
dc.subject.lcsh Waste minimization
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable living
dc.title An exploration of the daily environmentally sustainable practices by South African youths living in Urban Gauteng en
dc.type Dissertation en


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