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dc.contributor.advisorPhillips, Ronald G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFelts, Anneen_US
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 22, 2009).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Ronald G. Phillips.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Architectural studies.en_US
dc.description.abstractWith recent changes in the economy and a dwindling supply of natural resources, energy conservation is a very relevant and important concern among homeowners. Each homeowner has a unique perception of environmental issues, including energy conservation, and yet all are similarly influenced. These different perceptions are based, in part, on differences in preferred worldviews. It is argued here that more effective educational delivery methods could be employed if they were based on these individual worldview preferences. This study investigates both psychological and environmental worldviews in light of energy conservation education. Using psychological worldview theory and environmental worldview theory, this research contributes to better understanding of individuals who are interested in home energy conservation. The research provides knowledge that will improve education delivery to help motivate individuals to conserve energy in the home. An online survey was distributed to a University Extension listserv composed of individuals who were interested in receiving more information about home energy conservation. The survey consisted of a psychological paradigmatic theory inventory and the revised New Environmental Paradigm scale. This research supports the assumption that there are many different ways of understanding environmental issues; no way is more correct than any other, but some are more preferred than others. It suggests that by targeting each individual's worldview and the way she/he comes to know and approaches environmental issues, researchers and educators can begin to contribute in a more individually meaningful manner rather than continuing to treat people as an aggregate homogenous whole.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b71029047en_US
dc.identifier.oclc437427492en_US
dc.identifier.otherFeltsA-120208-T11541en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5746
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theses
dc.subject.lcshEnergy conservationen_US
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture and energy conservationen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental psychologyen_US
dc.titleHome energy conservation: psychological and environmental worldviewsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectural studieseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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