Tallinn Pedagogical University
Abstract. The article aims to reveal the relative impact of various socio-demographic and socio-psychological variables on empirical indicators of environmentalism (environmental concern, ecological behavior, environmental attitudes and beliefs). Standard multiple regression models were used for analyzing the data of a questionnaire study of a representative sample of an Estonian subpopulation (N = 440). Among socio-demographic variables age, sex, education and subjective religiosity were significant predictors of environmentalism. Among socio-psychological variables general values, perceived control over the environment, local attachment, as well as nature experiences in childhood had a significant impact on various indicators of environmentalism. Different measures of environmentalism were predicted by different patterns of independent variables.
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