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Title: Intentions towards the sustainability of young adults: a cross-cultural comparison
Authors: Loureiro, S. M. C.
Kaufmann, H.R.
Keywords: Sustainable development
Higher education
Theory of planned behaviour
Cross-cultural studies
Young adults
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract: Education for sustainable development in higher education is becoming increasingly important for success of universities and other institutions where students will exercise their professions. The main goal of this study is to apply the theory of planned behaviour to analyse sustainability attitudes, behaviours and intentions among students in higher education institutions across five countries: USA, Portugal, Cyprus, Serbia, and South Korea. The results suggest that individualism, masculinity, and power distance moderate the effects of attitude and behaviour on sustainable intentions. Individuals in more individualistic and masculine societies tend to be more pro-active and assertive in their attitudes, decisions, and reactions towards sustainability. In universities located in societies that score high in power distance, professors and senior managers must be very clear when defining and practicing sustainability issues in courses, classes and on campus.
Peer reviewed: Sim
ISSN: 1746-0573
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at:
Appears in Collections:BRU-RI - Artigo em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

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