International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 8, August 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Environmental consciousness: an indicator of Higher Consciousness
      Vineeta Mathur, K.Maharaj Kumari
Abstract: Wrong attitudes, beliefs and values are adversely affecting the natural environment today. In this research work the attitude towards the environment of two groups of people living in suburban and urban environments is examined and categorized as biospheric, altruistic and egoistic. The data obtained from questionnaires given to participants is used for correlation studies between the environmental attitudes of participants and the higher order values they uphold. Results show that urban respondents exhibit egoistic attitudes while suburban participants who are in close contact with nature show biospheric attitudes. Significant correlations are seen between egoistic attitude and value of self-enhancement (0.73) in case of urban participants and between biospheric attitude and the value of self-transcendence (0.59) for suburban participants. This is probably because the value of Self transcendence is a form of environmental consciousness which may develop into Higher Consciousness.

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Vineeta Mathur, K.Maharaj Kumari (2018); Environmental consciousness: an indicator of Higher Consciousness; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0813.php?rp=P201611
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