Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/58914
Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Dagiliūtė, Renata;Liobikienė, Genovaitė;Minelgaitė, Audronė
Title: Sustainability at universities: students’ perceptions from green and non-green universities
Is part of: Journal of cleaner production. Oxford : Elsevier Science, 2018, vol. 181
Extent: p. 473-482
Date: 2018
Keywords: Sustainable development;Green university;Attitudes of students
Abstract: As institutions of higher education, universities have a significant impact on society and can play a key role in sustainability provision. Particularly, it is expected that green universities, because they are becoming more widespread, would contribute to the sustainability performance the most. However, none of the case studies have analysed the differences in sustainability performance between the “green” and the “non-green” universities from the perspective of the students. Therefore, the objective of this study was to contribute to this topic and compare students’ attitudes towards sustainability in Vytautas Magnus University (a non-green university) and Kaunas University of Technology (a green university). According to a survey conducted in 2015, the differences in campus sustainability, environmental information, the university’s role in sustainable development, students’ attitudes to the university’s self-presentation as green, and students’ involvement in sustainability in these two universities were analysed. Results indicate that there were no significant differences regarding sustainability aspects in general, but green university students more often agree that their university presents itself as environmentally friendly. They get more environmental information and more often participate in sustainability activities compared with students from the non-green university. After applying the regression analysis, it was found that only campus sustainability and environmental information determined students’ involvement in sustainability significantly. This suggests that official declarations and commitments should be realised in particular activities on campus and via information campaigns to contribute to sustainability provisions in a more holistic manner. Otherwise, commitments will remain as statements only
Internet: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652618302415/pdfft?md5=8a0965c6be4ffbf8d89bb3d6ee2737b1&pid=1-s2.0-S0959652618302415-main.pdf
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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