Young People and the Environment

An Asia-Pacific Perspective

  • John Fien
  • David Yencken
  • Helen Sykes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. David Yencken
    Pages 1-8
  3. Brendan Barrett, Osamu Abe, Eiichiro Harako, Satoshi Ishikawa
    Pages 9-22
  4. Cheng Ge, Philip Stimpson, Wang Bing Kwan
    Pages 23-37
  5. Philip Stimpson
    Pages 39-52
  6. Rapeepun Suwannatachote, Chatchai Ratanachai, Wiwat Lee
    Pages 53-63
  7. M.J. Ravindranath
    Pages 65-77
  8. Lily Kong, Yee Sze Onn
    Pages 79-92
  9. Irene P. A. Cheong
    Pages 93-101
  10. John Fien, David Yencken, Sharon Connell, Helen Sykes
    Pages 103-114
  11. Paul Keown
    Pages 115-125
  12. Premila Kumar
    Pages 127-137
  13. Amy J. Malkus, Jana L. Meinhold
    Pages 139-150
  14. John Fien
    Pages 151-171
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 173-184

About this book


The book analyses the knowledge, beliefs and behaviours that comprise the environmental attitudes of young people in the Asia-Pacific region and the cultural, political and educational contexts that have shaped them. The findings are based upon a questionnaire survey of over 10,000 young people together with focus group studies in India, South China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the west coast of the USA.


China Focus group Questionnaire USA behavior education environment knowledge research state

Editors and affiliations

  • John Fien
    • 1
  • David Yencken
    • 2
  • Helen Sykes
    • 3
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.The University of MelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.The Trust for Young AustraliansMelbourneAustralia

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