Exploring knowledge and behaviour patterns related to sustainability

  • Tímea Kollarics University of Sopron
  • Katalin Molnár University of Sopron, Elek Benedek Faculty of Pedagogy
  • Éva Hartl University of Sopron, Elek Benedek Faculty of Pedagogy
Keywords: sustainability; survey; knowledge; patterns of behaviour


Sustainability and education for sustainability play a key role in today’s society. Teacher training and “being a teacher” are particularly important in educating and shaping the environmental awareness of the rising generations. Antecedents of our survey were that environmental and sustainability contents play a key role in our trainings, and we have monitored the results of similar research. In our research we aimed to learn about respondents’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours about sustainability in six target groups. The areas of the research were the UN 2015 Sustainable Development Goals that can be related to sustainable living. For our survey, we chose the method of written questioning, and the evaluation of the results was performed using descriptive statistical methods. Based on the results, we have developed stimulating, attitude-forming programs that can also be used in education. In the antecedent of our study, we focused on examining attitudes about sustainability. This publication deals with the analysis of knowledge and behavioural patterns related to sustainability in relation to the six target groups.

How to Cite
Kollarics, T., Molnár, K., & Hartl, Éva. (2021). Exploring knowledge and behaviour patterns related to sustainability. Journal of Applied Technical and Educational Sciences, 11(1), 111-139. https://doi.org/10.24368/jates.v11i1.226
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