Understanding and perceptions of climate change: a perspective of university stakeholders

Demirel B., Bıçakcıoğlu Peynirci N., Duman S., Madran C., Arbak Y., Sumer B., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GLOBAL WARMING, vol.18, pp.385-400, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijgw.2019.101095
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-400
  • Keywords: climate change, perceptions, content analysis, pro-environmental behaviour, climate change perception, temporal distance, drivers of climate change
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to identify the understanding and key determinants of climate change perceptions of stakeholders of a public university. Data is collected via in-depth interviews and content analyses is carried out. Findings reveal four distinct themes: internal factors affecting perceptions of climate change, external factors affecting perceptions, pro-environmental behaviours and consequences of climate change based on the perceptions of stakeholders. The findings of this study are believed to provide insights about the public perception which can also be a valuable input in climate change communication.