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Connectedness to Nature and to Humanity: their association and personality correlates.

Lee K, Ashton MC, Choi J, Zachariassen K - Front Psychol (2015)

Bottom Line: In a sample of 324 undergraduate students, CH and CN were operationalized using the Identification with All Humanity Scale (McFarland et al., 2012) and the CN Scale (Mayer and Frantz, 2004), respectively.These variables correlated moderately with each other (r = 0.44) and shared Openness to Experience and Honesty-Humility as their primary personality correlates.CN was found to play an important role in mediating the relationships between the two personality variables and some specific pro-environmental/pro-animal attitudes and ecological behaviors.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada.

ABSTRACT
People differ in the extent to which they identify with humans beyond their ingroup and with non-human living things. We refer to the former as the Connectedness to Humanity (CH) and to the latter as the Connectedness to Nature (CN). In a sample of 324 undergraduate students, CH and CN were operationalized using the Identification with All Humanity Scale (McFarland et al., 2012) and the CN Scale (Mayer and Frantz, 2004), respectively. These variables correlated moderately with each other (r = 0.44) and shared Openness to Experience and Honesty-Humility as their primary personality correlates. CN was found to play an important role in mediating the relationships between the two personality variables and some specific pro-environmental/pro-animal attitudes and ecological behaviors.

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A Graphical Depiction of the Mediation Analysis. CH, Connectedness to Humanity; CN, Connectedness to Nature.
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Figure 2: A Graphical Depiction of the Mediation Analysis. CH, Connectedness to Humanity; CN, Connectedness to Nature.

Mentions: To examine the mediating roles played by CN and CH in the relations of the two personality variables (Honesty–Humility and Openness to Experience) with the three outcome variables (i.e., pro-environmental attitudes, pro-animal attitudes, and ecological behaviors), we expanded the above model three times, each time by adding one of the latter three variables but omitting the other two (see Figure 2). For these models, we also adopted the single indicator approach and included the two identification variables (i.e., community and country) as control variables as recommended by McFarland et al. (2012); however, the paths involving the control variables are not shown in Figure 2 for the sake of simplicity. Each model was run twice, once using self-reports of personality and once using observer reports of personality. The total, indirect, and direct effects in the mediation models were tested for significance using the Bootstrap estimation procedure in Amos 20.


Connectedness to Nature and to Humanity: their association and personality correlates.

Lee K, Ashton MC, Choi J, Zachariassen K - Front Psychol (2015)

A Graphical Depiction of the Mediation Analysis. CH, Connectedness to Humanity; CN, Connectedness to Nature.
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Figure 2: A Graphical Depiction of the Mediation Analysis. CH, Connectedness to Humanity; CN, Connectedness to Nature.
Mentions: To examine the mediating roles played by CN and CH in the relations of the two personality variables (Honesty–Humility and Openness to Experience) with the three outcome variables (i.e., pro-environmental attitudes, pro-animal attitudes, and ecological behaviors), we expanded the above model three times, each time by adding one of the latter three variables but omitting the other two (see Figure 2). For these models, we also adopted the single indicator approach and included the two identification variables (i.e., community and country) as control variables as recommended by McFarland et al. (2012); however, the paths involving the control variables are not shown in Figure 2 for the sake of simplicity. Each model was run twice, once using self-reports of personality and once using observer reports of personality. The total, indirect, and direct effects in the mediation models were tested for significance using the Bootstrap estimation procedure in Amos 20.

Bottom Line: In a sample of 324 undergraduate students, CH and CN were operationalized using the Identification with All Humanity Scale (McFarland et al., 2012) and the CN Scale (Mayer and Frantz, 2004), respectively.These variables correlated moderately with each other (r = 0.44) and shared Openness to Experience and Honesty-Humility as their primary personality correlates.CN was found to play an important role in mediating the relationships between the two personality variables and some specific pro-environmental/pro-animal attitudes and ecological behaviors.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada.

ABSTRACT
People differ in the extent to which they identify with humans beyond their ingroup and with non-human living things. We refer to the former as the Connectedness to Humanity (CH) and to the latter as the Connectedness to Nature (CN). In a sample of 324 undergraduate students, CH and CN were operationalized using the Identification with All Humanity Scale (McFarland et al., 2012) and the CN Scale (Mayer and Frantz, 2004), respectively. These variables correlated moderately with each other (r = 0.44) and shared Openness to Experience and Honesty-Humility as their primary personality correlates. CN was found to play an important role in mediating the relationships between the two personality variables and some specific pro-environmental/pro-animal attitudes and ecological behaviors.

No MeSH data available.