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dc.contributor.advisorMilfont, Taciano L.
dc.contributor.authorAthy, Ariana
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-26T22:16:34Z
dc.date.available2022-01-26T22:16:34Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14732
dc.description.abstractClimate change impacts human rights, and Māori and other indigenous communities around the world are amongst those most vulnerable to its consequences. This has led the United Nations to recommend a human rights-based approach to climate action. However, no research has examined the relations between support for human rights and climate change beliefs, which is critical if such a rights-based approach is to receive widespread public backing. Here we investigate the cross-sectional and longitudinal relations between support for human rights and climate change beliefs/concern with data from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (N ≈ 17,656) using a combination of variable- and person-centred analyses. Cross-lagged results indicate support for the item regarding physical human rights had a more reliable bidirectional, longitudinal relationship with climate change beliefs/concern, compared to the item regarding economic human rights. A latent profile analysis revealed six distinct subgroups of New Zealanders, with climate change beliefs/concern differing between subgroups but with human rights support being consistently high. Lastly, latent transition analysis revealed that all but one of the subgroups were relatively unstable across the one-year period, but New Zealanders tended to move from profiles of lower climate beliefs/concern into profiles of higher climate beliefs/concern. Findings reveal novel implications for a rights-based climate change response.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectHuman rights
dc.subjectAttitudes
dc.subjectBeliefs
dc.subjectConcern
dc.subjectNZAVS
dc.subjectUnited Nations
dc.subjectMāori
dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subject.lcshClimatic changes -- Political aspects -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshHuman rights -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshUnited Nations
dc.subject.lcshMaori (New Zealand people) -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcshNew Zealanders -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcshClimatic changes -- New Zealand -- Public opinion
dc.subject.lcshGlobal warming -- New Zealand -- Public opinion
dc.titleA human rights approach to climate change: Examining the relationship between support for human rights and belief in climate change
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (Research) (MSc(Research))
dc.date.updated2022-01-24T04:05:35Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subject.maoriTe mahana haere o te ao
dc.subject.maoriHuringa āhuarangi
dc.subject.maoriTikanga tangata


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