This study evaluates environmental service-learning in the United Arab Emirates in relation to demographic variables and student characteristics. A diverse group of school and community sites were selected to reflect common demographic, geographic, and cultural characteristics of the region. As part of the survey design, human and social capital scales relating to environmental themes were administered. Statistical analyses were performed between the final attitude index scores and demographic variables of interest. UAE citizens, or Emiraiti, (M=156.88, SD=12.42) were found to have a more positive attitude toward the environment than others (M=152.05, SD=14.29) (t(258)=2.96, p=.008). Education level and age were also significantly associated with final attitude index scores.
Project: Environmental Attitudes and Civic Programs: A Critical Study of Engagement in the United Arab Emirates
Howari, F. (2006). Environmental service learning programs in the United Arab Emirates: Impacts on environmental awareness and civic engagement (CSD Research Report No. 06-15). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.