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dc.contributor.advisorBeukes, R. B. I.
dc.contributor.advisorEsterhuyse, K. G. F.
dc.contributor.authorVan Zyl, Laurisa
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-11T10:15:22Z
dc.date.available2016-01-11T10:15:22Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/2117
dc.description.abstractEnglish: The general aim of this study is largely to explore and study aspects (emotional and experiential, and cognitive) of psychological connectedness to nature and life style among urban young adults. Participants (n=1263) between the ages of 21 to 40 years from four cities (Bloemfontein, Durban, Kimberley and Pretoria) were included. The measuring instruments used in this study are the Connectedness to Nature Scale (CNS), the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP), the Lifestyle Index A (L A) and a biographical questionnaire. With regards to cognitive connectedness to nature (also pro-ecological worldview) significant differences were found in terms of race, highest educational qualification and language group. A significant positive correlation between emotional and experiential aspects of connectedness to nature, and lifestyle was also established. This correlation was found to be significant for gender, age, race, language, urban area, growing up living environment, highest educational level, the caring for domestic nature elements and specifically pets. Outdoor working environment pertained significantly to a positive correlation between emotional and experiential, and cognitive connectedness to nature. Identified psychosocial themes such as aspects of participants’ lives that influence their connectedness to nature, differentiated significantly between levels of cognitive connectedness to nature.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Die oorkoepelende doelwit van hierdie ondersoek is, om in ooreenstemming met die verkennende aard van hierdie studie, aspekte (emosionele en belewenismatige, en kognitiewe) van psigologiese verbintenis tot die natuur en lewenstyl by Suid-Afrikaanse stedelike jong volwassenes te ondersoek. Deelnemers (n=1263) tussen die ouderdomme van 21 en 40 jaar van vier stede (Bloemfontein, Durban, Kimberley en Pretoria) is betrek. Die meetinstrumente wat hier gebruik is, is die Verbintenis tot die Natuurskaal (VNS), die Nuwe Ekologiese Paradigma (NEP), Lewenstylindeks A (L-A) en ’n biografiese vraelys. Beduidende verskille is vir ras, hoogste opvoedkundige kwalifikasie en taalgroep in terme van die kognitiewe aspek van psigologiese verbintenis tot die natuur (gemeet deur pro-ekologiese wêreldbeskouing) verkry. Daar is verder ook ‘n beduidende positiewe verband tussen emosionele en belewenismatige, en kognitiewe aspekte van psigologiese verbintenis met lewenstyl vir stedelike jong volwassenes bevind. Dit is ook aanwesig vir onder meer geslag, ouderdom, ras, taalgroep, stedelike woongebied, woonomgewing in die grootwordjare, hoogste opvoedkundige peil, die versorging van huishoudelike natuurelemente en spesifiek troeteldiere. Beide aspekte van psigologiese verbintenis tot die natuur het ook met lewenstyl verband gehou vir respondente wat buitenshuise werke beoefen. Geïdentifiseerde psigososiale temas soos lewensaspekte wat verbintenis tot die natuur beïnvloed het ook beduidend tussen vlakke van kognitiewe verbintenis tot die natuur gedifferensieer.af
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dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectThesis (Ph.D. (Psychology))--University of the Free State, 2010en_ZA
dc.subjectEnvironmental psychologyen_ZA
dc.subjectCity and townlife -- Psychological aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectUrban youth -- Psyhologyen_ZA
dc.subjectHuman beings -- Effect of environment onen_ZA
dc.subjectPro-ecological worldviewen_ZA
dc.subjectCognitive connectedness to natureen_ZA
dc.subjectEmotional and experiential connectedness to natureen_ZA
dc.subjectYoung adulthooden_ZA
dc.subjectUrban life styleen_ZA
dc.subjectPsychological connectedness to natureen_ZA
dc.titleDie verband tussen lewenstyl en aspekte van psigologiese verbintenis met die natuur by stedelike jong volwassenesaf
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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