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Genus och Hållbar Utveckling: En Hypotesprövning kring Unga Vuxnas Inställning till Hållbar Utveckling utifrån ett Genusperspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gender and Sustainability : A Hypothesis Testing on Young Adults Attitudes Towards Sustainability on the Basis of a Gender Perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The field of gender studies has shed a new light on environmental issues and given the possibility to inquire how men and women respectively perceive and address sustainability. Studies have shown that women tend to have a favourable attitude towards the environment whereas men are less driven in environmental questions. Consequently, this study has conducted a hypothesis to further the correlation between gender and sustainability by examining attitudes of young adults. The study seeks to prove the hypothesis, compare the differentiated attitudes of each gender to those of older adults and finally put the results in perspective by reviewing its scientific importance. The study uses a postal survey conducted for the purpose to disclose Swedish attitudes towards the environment. The results prove the hypothesis to be in accordance with reality and show a distinguished divide between young adults based on their gender roles. Young women display attitudes more favourable towards sustainability than young men and the overall differences between young adults based on their gender roles correspond with the differences between older adults. Furthermore, the study is in dialogue with its research field by demonstrating the values of Swedish sustainability and the Swedish welfare society, and advancing the correlation between gender and environment whilst also reminding the scope of research of the significance of young people’s attitudes in social and political contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
Gender, Sustainability, Environmental Politics, Environment, Political Science
Keywords [sv]
Genus, Hållbar utveckling, Miljöpolitik, Miljö, Statsvetenskap
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-70661DiVA, id: diva2:1181779
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Political Science
Educational program
International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-02-13 Created: 2018-02-09 Last updated: 2018-02-13Bibliographically approved

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