Ecological barometer: an instrument for determining the perception of environmental problems

Časopis: Ecologica

Volume, no: 28 , 103

ISSN: 0354-3285

DOI: 10.18485/ecologica.2021.28.103.10

Stranice: 403-409


Environmental problems in our country have not disappeared, but are accumulating and persisting. The perception of environmental problems about key environmental media (air, water, food pollution, reduction of arable land and forests, devastation of natural resources, waste generation and accumulation, climate change) shows a worrying trend. The results were obtained by conducting research, on a sample of 236 respondents, 2015 and 2020 years, using an instrument with 11 statements. The method of multivariate analysis led to the separation of "classical" and "new" factors of environmental problems, with the correlations of these factors with the ecological orientations of anthropocentrism, technocentrism and ecocentrism being determined. The results of the research, obtained on the basis of the sample, show the necessity of objectifying the subjective attitudes of individuals by introducing the ecological barometer, as an instrument for determining the real perception of ecological problems and ecological concerns in our country.
Ključne reči: ecological problems, pollution, degree of concern, regional disparities.