Date of Graduation
Doctor of Education in Workforce Development Education (EdD)
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
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Health and environmental sciences; Education; Environmental sustainabilty; Minor program of study; Student motivation; Sustainability
Environmental sustainability dominates the global conversation seeking to increase awareness and change the culture of thinking concerning the relationship between humans and the Earth. Because many universities offer programs relative to environmental sustainability, a need exists to understand why students pursue these programs. This study examined student motivation for pursuing an environmental sustainability minor in one institution of higher education. Career, learning, monetary, and Social responsibility were the motivational factors considered in this study. The results of this study indicated significant differences among the motivational factors for pursuing a minor in sustainability among those students surveyed. Significant differences existed for female and male participants. Significant differences also existed based on the student's major program of study in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. A significant difference in motivational factors did not exist for students in the School of Architecture, the College of Business, or the College of Engineering.
Lewis, Luanne Woods, "Student Motivation for Pursuing a Minor in Environmental Sustainability" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 709.