Average Review: 3 (3.3)

New Ecological Paradigm Scale (NEP-R)

Supplemental Information:

Assessment Type:

self-assessment

Scale:

5-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

Oct 18, 2000

Respondent:

676 Washington State Citizens

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

On a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements:

1. We are approaching the limit of the number of people the earth can support.

2. Humans have the right to modify the natural environment to suit their needs.

Reliability:

internal consistency = 0.81 | split-half reliability = 0.68

Validity:

established

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Dunlap, R., Van Liere, K., Mertig, A., & Jones, R. E. (2000). Measuring endorsement of the new ecological paradigm: A revised NEP scale. Journal of Social Issues, 56(3), pp. 425-442.

Comments:

Other Reference:
Davis, A. C. & Stroink, M. L. (2015). The Relationship between Thinking and the New Ecological Paradigm. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 1-12.
The studies purpose was to evaluate the New Ecological Paradigm. The internal consistency of NEP-R was 0.81 and the split-half reliability was 0.68. These measures suggest good convergent validity.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No