Table 5 Southeastern Brazilian students’ tendencies about conservation actions in the period 2007/2010–2011/2014.

Tendencies of students’ values and attitudes (1 = fully disagree/4 = fully agree) in the southeastern region of Brazil in the period 2007–2014 showing their level of agreement regarding 14 statements (see Table 3 for phrasing). Numbers in blue show agreement (x > 2.5), and numbers in red show disagreement (x < 2.5). Tendency arrows consider national samples only (2010–2011 and 2014, see text and the Supplementary Materials). P value bold numbers show significant variation in the period considering the three samplings.

Items20072010–201120142010–2014P value
(Kruskal-
Wallis test)
AverageSDAverageSDAverageSDTendencyValid cases
Items stating the need of individual and collective conservation actions
C293.150.932.911.042.981.07Embedded Image1.0960.010
C303.360.883.350.883.540.77Embedded Image1.1010.003
C313.450.843.550.783.750.62Embedded Image1.102<0.0005
C322.541.042.671.032.701.051.0920.104
C333.150.992.970.982.861.07Embedded Image1.089<0.0005
C353.340.953.380.903.570.77Embedded Image1.1020.001
E653.010.982.791.052.871.061.0940.018
Items stating the overselling of individual and collective actions for conservation
E542.030.932.210.942.320.98Embedded Image1.093<0.0005
C281.970.921.990.982.200.97Embedded Image1.1000.001
C341.730.961.820.991.490.86Embedded Image1.097<0.0005
C371.720.921.590.881.590.921.1000.019
C382.151.032.121.041.700.94Embedded Image1.097<0.0005
C401.570.961.641.001.260.70Embedded Image1.101<0.0005
C412.111.032.291.092.021.12Embedded Image1.0930.001