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Les enfants face aux menaces environnementales : la représentation de la pollution

Abstract : In the context of current environmental problems, our study attempts to analyze the representations of pollution on children. In a theoretical framework emphasizing the role of the biophysical environment in cognitive development, we have studied the representation of pollution on children living in Perpignan (n = 68, M = 10 years 1 month, SD = 0.64; girls = 32; Boys = 36) and Paris (n = 57, M = 10 years 4 months, SD = 0.4; girls = 28; Boys = 29). In this comparative study, two tasks have been proposed: a free association task and a Likert questionnaire. Significant differences between the representations of children of both cities are highlighted. The results are discussed according to the literature, focusing on the role of direct biophysical environment in the construction of representations. This study opens up ways of reflection about the influence of daily reality experienced in the representation of environmental problems.
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Elisa Guillen-Gutierrez, Annamaria Lammel, Jean-Marc Meunier. Les enfants face aux menaces environnementales : la représentation de la pollution. Enfance- Paris-, Presses universitaires de France, 2016, 2016 (03), pp.299-313. ⟨10.4074/S0013754516003037⟩. ⟨hal-01403298⟩



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