FINDINGS ON MOTIVATION AND
THE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND
PRACTICE OF FUTURE ENGINEERS IN ZAGREB
Damir Miloš1 and Filip Čiček21Catholic University of Croatia
2Center for Education and Social Research
|INDECS 12(2), 119-136, 2014
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Received: 17 April 2014
This article is the result of a survey conducted on first year students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb. Heavy particles in the focus of this article are intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of students and their ecological awareness and practice. Accordingly, we wanted to examine which form of motivation was prevalent in students when choosing a career in engineering and the degree of environmental awareness and practice of those students. The results show that extrinsic elements of motivation were more important to students in terms of their future career. When it comes to environmental awareness and practices, results show a higher level of environmental awareness and practices among students. Conclusively, it can be noted that the dominance of extrinsic motivation for a career does not compromise the interest in environmental issues or environmental practices.
extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, ecological awareness and practice, mechanical engineering students
JEL: I21, I23