The connectedness to nature scale: A measure of individuals’ feeling in community with nature

Title:
The connectedness to nature scale: A measure of individuals’ feeling in community with nature
Authors:
Mayer, F. Stephan; Frantz, Cynthia M. ( 0000-0001-9303-3052 )
Abstract:
Five studies assessed the validity and reliability of the connectedness to nature scale (CNS), a new measure of individuals' trait levels of feeling emotionally connected to the natural world. Data from two community and three college samples demonstrated that the CNS has good psychometric properties, correlates with related variables (the new environmental paradigm scale, identity as an environmentalist), and is uncorrelated with potential confounds (verbal ability, social desirability). This paper supports ecopsychologists' contention that connection to nature is an important predictor of ecological behavior and subjective wellbeing. It also extends social psychological research on self-other overlap, perspective taking, and altruistic behavior to the overlap between self and nature. The CNS promises to be a useful empirical tool for research on the relationship between humans and the natural world. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Mayer, F.S., and C.M. Frantz. 2004. "The connectedness to nature scale: A measure of individuals’ feeling in community with nature." Journal of Environmental Psychology 24(4): 503-515.
Publisher:
Elsevier
DATE ISSUED:
2004-12
Department:
Psychology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1016/j.jenvp.2004.10.001
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272494404000696
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/596633

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dc.contributor.authorMayer, F. Stephanen
dc.contributor.authorFrantz, Cynthia M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-18T15:12:33Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-18T15:12:33Zen
dc.date.issued2004-12en
dc.identifier.citationMayer, F.S., and C.M. Frantz. 2004. "The connectedness to nature scale: A measure of individuals’ feeling in community with nature." Journal of Environmental Psychology 24(4): 503-515.en
dc.identifier.issn0272-4944en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/596633en
dc.description.abstractFive studies assessed the validity and reliability of the connectedness to nature scale (CNS), a new measure of individuals' trait levels of feeling emotionally connected to the natural world. Data from two community and three college samples demonstrated that the CNS has good psychometric properties, correlates with related variables (the new environmental paradigm scale, identity as an environmentalist), and is uncorrelated with potential confounds (verbal ability, social desirability). This paper supports ecopsychologists' contention that connection to nature is an important predictor of ecological behavior and subjective wellbeing. It also extends social psychological research on self-other overlap, perspective taking, and altruistic behavior to the overlap between self and nature. The CNS promises to be a useful empirical tool for research on the relationship between humans and the natural world. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvp.2004.10.001en
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272494404000696en
dc.subject.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.titleThe connectedness to nature scale: A measure of individuals’ feeling in community with natureen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Environmental Psychologyen
dc.subject.keywordEnvironmental attitudesen_US
dc.subject.keywordEnergy conservationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEcological paradigmen_US
dc.subject.keywordPerspective takingen_US
dc.subject.keywordBehavioren_US
dc.identifier.volume24en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.startpage503en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Environmental Psychologyen
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