Environmental Attitudes, Values and Behaviour in Ireland

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This social research programme has at its core an exploration and analysis of the values, beliefs and behaviour of the Irish population in relation to the environment. The project will be grounded in a large-scale representative sample survey of the adult population in Ireland, as well as an in-depth exploration of environmental meanings using qualitative methodologies. The qualitative aspects of the project investigate in greater depth some of the more salient environmental attitudes highlighted by the survey research and the theoretical models help to explain them. It also explores attitudes and mobilisations around other major environmental issues and environmental activism. Thus it explores a range of environmental discourses articulated by the public as well as examining how environmental activists are mobilised. Focus group and in-depth interview methodologies are used.

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Prof. Mary Kelly
School of Sociology - UCD
Senior Lecturer and Researcher
Room F312X, Newman Building, School of Sociology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 7168492
e-mail: mary.kelly@ucd.ie

Prof. Hilary Tovey
Department of Sociology
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department
Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 896 1371
e-mail: htovey@tcd.ie

Dr. Pauline Faughnan
University College Dublin
Director of UCD Social Science Research Centre
UCD Social Science Research Centre,, Room 542 Fifth Floor, Library Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 7167001
e-mail: pauline.faughnan@ucd.ie

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Att 1    2001-MS-SE1-M1-DataReport3.pdf   (0.37 Mb)
Att 2    2001-MS-SE1-M1-DataReport1.pdf   (1.19 Mb)
Att 3    2001-MS-SE1-M1_DataReport2.pdf   (2.37 Mb)

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Author(s)Kelly, M. Tovey, H. Faughnan, P.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEnvironmental Attitudes, Values and Behaviour in Ireland
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=81a72118-f552-102a-8156-dd252135a7a5
Unique Identifier81a72118-f552-102a-8156-dd252135a7a5
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-07-23

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Kelly, M. Tovey, H. Faughnan, P.   "Environmental Attitudes, Values and Behaviour in Ireland". Associated datasets and digitial information objects connected to this resource are available at: Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data (SAFER) managed by Environmental Protection Agency Ireland http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=81a72118-f552-102a-8156-dd252135a7a5 (Last Accessed: 2017-07-23)

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=49
Resource KeywordsAttitudes, Irish, Values, cultural, concern, behaviour, environmental activism, socio-demographical, responsibility
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2001-MS-SE1-M1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeSocio-Economics
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 3
Project Start Date Monday 3rd December 2001 (03-12-2001)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 3rd December 2001 (03-12-2001)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Wednesday 3rd December 2003 (03-12-2003)
Published on SAFERThursday 6th December 2007 (06-12-2007)
Date of Last EditThursday 6th December 2007 at 14:17:28 (06-12-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 6th December 2007 at 14:17:28 (06-12-2007)

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The project drew participants from all over Ireland. The precise location of participants or clustering of participants is withheld to protect the identities of those who took part in surveys.

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This research programme on Environmental Attitudes, Values and Behaviour in Ireland included the completion and analysis of a quantitative national survey on environmental attitudes and behaviour, as well as two qualitative research projects. There are three subprojects "Trends in Irish Environmental Attitudes between 1993 and 2002", "Cultural Sources of Support on which Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Draw", and "Environmental Attitudes and behaviours: Ireland in Comparative European Perspective".
Supplementary Information
Trends in Irish Environmental Attitudes Between 1993 and 2002 is the first main
data report from the Research Programme on Environmental Attitudes, Values and
Behaviour in Ireland. The aim of the report is to present the results from the
2001/2002 fielding of a national survey on environmental attitudes developed by the
International Social Science Programme (ISSP) and to compare these results with
the data from the 1993 fielding of much the same set of questions. The analysis is
based on a representative sample survey of 1257 adults interviewed between
December 2001 and February 2002.The second report focuses on exploring the cultural sources of support for pro-environmental attitudes
and behaviours. The data is based on a national, representative sample survey fielded at the end of 2001
and the beginning of 2002. The questionnaire used was that designed for international comparative
purposes by the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) with some additional questions
included for the population in the Republic of Ireland. The third report, the aim is to examine how the environmental values, attitudes and
behaviours of Irish people differ from those of their European neighbours. In
all of these reports the data set drawn upon was the survey research
generated through the International Social Survey Programme

Data, results, and questionaires are included in the reports (which are available to download).
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