Average Review: 3 (3.3)

New Ecological Paradigm Scale (NEP-R)

by anonymous, Ph.D student , Weizmann Institute, (Israel) 3

Dear ATIS, My review is regarded to NEP-R, New ecological Paradigm Scale assessment tool Environmental literacy contains three major parts: Knowledge, attitude and activism The aim of the tool, as far as I understand is to measure the attitude towards the environment. Looking at the NEP-R assessment tool is seems that from 15 questions 12 of them are based on environmental knowledge (questions no. 1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,13,14,15). I think that the knowledge should be a separate part from the attitude. And the principles that guide the first NEP writers in 1978 are not sufficient today. I would have added few questions to the assessment tool like: 1. Do I have enough knowledge to evaluate the influence of the human kind on the environment? 2. My questions to my answers are based on knowledge/media/feeling/ environment influence 3. In which field of knowledge I need to expand my knowledge in order to cope better with environmental issues today. (General science, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, politics, sociology, psychology, economics…)