Children’s experiences with vegetation

Harvey, M.R., 1989, Children’s experiences with vegetation, in: Childrens Environments Quarterly, , 1

  • Author : Harvey, M.R.
  • Year : 1989
  • Journal/Series : Childrens Environments Quarterly
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
  • Pages : 36-43
  • Abstract in English : Children’s early contact with vegetation may play a part in the formation of their environmental dispositions. This question is examined as a part of multivariate analysis by recording the past experiences with vegetation of 845 eight to eleven year-old children and describing them according to gender, age and socio-economic status. Children attitudes to vegetation and their environments dispositions are measured and correlated. The results indicate that the variety and enjoyment of past experiences with vegetation contribute positively to children’s general attitude to vegetation and their ‘Pastoralism’ score, negatively to their score on ‘human dominance over nature’
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: children, nature, preference, nature experience, vegetation. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.