Students' perceptions on environmental management of HEIs and the role of social capital: A case study in the University of the Aegean

Jones, Nikoleta (2013). Students' perceptions on environmental management of HEIs and the role of social capital: A case study in the University of the Aegean. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 14(3) pp. 278–290.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-07-2011-0050

Abstract

Purpose – The aim of the present study is to contribute to the discussion introducing the concept of social capital as a significant parameter influencing students' perceptions concerning greening initiatives in HEIs.

Design/methodology/approach – A theoretical analysis is presented concerning the possible links of social capital components with students' perceptions on environmental management initiatives. Furthermore, the results of an empirical study are presented exploring these issues from the perspective of students, both through quantitative and qualitative social research methods.

Findings – The empirical study reveals that students' social capital is connected with their perceptions for the environmental management of the university.

Social implications – The paper underlines the importance of examining and taking into consideration social factors prior to the implementation of environmental management initiatives in HEIs, in order to increase their effectiveness.

Originality/value – The paper is a first attempt to empirically explore the influence of students' social capital on their perceptions for environmental management initiatives in higher education institutions.

Viewing alternatives

Metrics

Public Attention

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Number of Citations

Citations from Dimensions

Item Actions

Export

About

Recommendations