Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Modern Education and Information Management, ICMEIM 2023, September 8–10, 2023, Wuhan, China

Research Article

Does Family Well-being Enhance Children’s Pro-environmental Behaviour? Empirical Study on the Mediating Effect of Natural Connectedness.

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-9-2023.2340035,
        author={Xinghong  Liu and Pingping  Liu},
        title={Does Family Well-being Enhance Children’s Pro-environmental Behaviour? Empirical Study on the Mediating Effect of Natural Connectedness.},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Modern Education and Information Management, ICMEIM 2023, September 8--10, 2023, Wuhan, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICMEIM},
        year={2023},
        month={11},
        keywords={family well-being nature connectedness pro-environmental behavior children},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-9-2023.2340035}
    }
    
  • Xinghong Liu
    Pingping Liu
    Year: 2023
    Does Family Well-being Enhance Children’s Pro-environmental Behaviour? Empirical Study on the Mediating Effect of Natural Connectedness.
    ICMEIM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-9-2023.2340035
Xinghong Liu1, Pingping Liu1,*
  • 1: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
*Contact email: liupp@psych.ac.cn

Abstract

It is well-known that human behavior is a key factor contributing to environmental degradation, with activities such as excessive waste generation resulting in increased environmental pollution. Therefore, it is crucial to understand and promote ecological behavior among humans. This study aimed to explore how family well-being (FWB) and nature connectedness (NC) affect children’s pro-environmental behavior (PEB). A total of 342 children between the ages of 11 and 14 were included in the study. The findings revealed that there is a positive correlation between the family well-being and PEB displayed by the children. Moreover, NC is an influential factor that mediates this relationship. The study provides crucial implications and recommendations for future research considering the family’s role in enhancing pro-environmental behavior.