An investigation to test for the existence of a possible link between social status and levels of sustainability

Brunner, James (2007) An investigation to test for the existence of a possible link between social status and levels of sustainability. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research project seeks to determine if there is a link between social status and levels of sustainability. A critical review of the literature is structured around three individual topics related to sustainability; The Environment/Energy Consumption, Transport and Recycling. 100 questionnaires were carried out across the social scale to members of the general public following the guidelines of a Government analysis social status hierarchy structure derived from previous research analysing a link between social status of parents and exam results of their children. The survey showed a reasonable response in terms of knowledge of key issues involved with sustainability across the scale but insufficient education at every level is contributing to persons not knowing the effects of their actions they take in order to meet modern day needs which unbeknown to them are the main cause of global warming. It can also be seen that as the issue of sustainability is becoming a uniform part of everyday life, most respondents questioned participate in actions which are essential in order not to jeopardise the rights of future generations but there is a definite stronger link between the higher status categories and levels at which people participate.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/413

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