Exploring the relationship between undergraduate education and sustainable transport attitudes

The objective of this study is to discuss the impact of education and environmental attitudes on the support for sustainable transport policies among civil engineering students. The authors surveyed a total of 524 students from Kyoto University, Japan, and asked them about the number of environment-related modules they have taken, their attitudes toward environmental issues, and their attitudes toward various transport policies. The authors first demonstrate that there is a positive relationship between course selection and environmental concern and discuss self-selection issues by comparing civil engineering students with students from other faculties. The authors then use a structural equation model (SEM) to show that education and environmental concerns also positively influence attitudes to transportation policies aimed at reducing car usage. The authors conclude that raising awareness of environmental problems and promoting responsibility through the university curriculum is important to educate future transport decision makers as well as to gain general support for sustainable transportation policies.

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  • Accession Number: 01597662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 2016 3:00PM