Title of Abstract

Attitudes Towards Climate Change

Session Title

Controversial Topics in Society : Past and Present

Faculty Mentor

Monique Constance-Huggins, Ph.D.; hugginsm@winthrop.edu

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Social Work

Faculty Mentor

Monique Constance-Huggins, Ph.D.

Abstract

The United States lacks environmental policy and protection. There is evidence to support that our global climate is changing, and many do not realize the effects of these changes on individuals and communities. The effects of climate change is most felt on vulnerable populations including racial minorities and those in poverty. The attitudes that people hold towards climate change and policies can impact the actions that they take to reduce its negative effects. This study examined the attitudes of mostly undergraduate social work students at a small liberal arts college, on climate change and policies. The study which used survey questions, found students have varying attitudes towards climate change and that these attitudes varied by demographic factors. This holds implications for social work education and macro practice.

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Course Assignment

SCWK 330 - Constance-Huggins

Start Date

16-4-2021 12:00 PM

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Attitudes Towards Climate Change

The United States lacks environmental policy and protection. There is evidence to support that our global climate is changing, and many do not realize the effects of these changes on individuals and communities. The effects of climate change is most felt on vulnerable populations including racial minorities and those in poverty. The attitudes that people hold towards climate change and policies can impact the actions that they take to reduce its negative effects. This study examined the attitudes of mostly undergraduate social work students at a small liberal arts college, on climate change and policies. The study which used survey questions, found students have varying attitudes towards climate change and that these attitudes varied by demographic factors. This holds implications for social work education and macro practice.