Attitudes

Climate Change Attitude Survey

Outcome Attitudes
Audience 11-14 years old (~Middle school aged)
Method Questionnaires and surveys

This survey measures attitudes about about acting to address . It can be helpful for programs educating about climate change to determine if the curriculum is effectively addressing attitudes. 

Environmental Attitude Inventory

Outcome Attitudes
Audience 18+ (Adult and older)
Method Questionnaires and surveys

This tool was designed to measure a variety of environmental attitudes, based on the multitude of research that has occurred over decades. Because it was not designed to evaluate educational programs, consider whether and how to use the 12 scales that collectively offer 120 . The scales capture both and attitudes, as well as broad perceptions about the natural .

The 12 scales include: 1) Enjoyment of nature 2) Support for interventionist policies 3) Environmental movement activism 4) Conservation motivated by anthropocentric concern 5) Confidence in science and technology 6) Environmental threat 7) Altering nature 8) Personal conservation 9) Human dominance over nature 10) Human utilization of nature 11) Ecocentric concern and 12) Support for growth policies. 

Alternatively, there is one condensed scale developed by the researchers. It consists of 24 items which measure environmental attitudes more generally. 

 

Sustainability Attitudes Scale

Outcome Attitudes
Audience 18+ (Adult and older)
Method Questionnaires and surveys

This tool was designed to assess participants’ attitudes toward . It measures sustainability attitudes with a single score drawing from three domains (ecological, social, and economic).

Empathy Toward Animals Scale

Outcome Attitudes
Audience 10 years and younger (~Elementary school aged and younger), 11-14 years old (~Middle school aged)
Method Questionnaires and surveys

This tool has been used to measure youth’s attitudes toward animals during long-term programs at a zoo. It focuses on by exploring perspective-taking, respect, and concern for animals. Empathy is an environmental (outcome); developing empathy for animals can lead someone to take action on behalf of wildlife.