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Changing Organizational Energy Consumption Behaviour through Comparative Feedback

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Siero, F. W., Bakker, A. B., Dekker, G. B., van-den-Burg, M. T. C. Changing organizational energy consumption behaviour through comparative feedback. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 16, 3,
The differential effects of 2 forms of feedback on energy consumption behavior were examined in 2 units of a metallurgical company. In 1 unit, employees received information about…

Who Recycles and When? A Review of Personal and Situational Factors

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Schultz, P. W., Oskamp, S., & Mainieri, T. (1995). Who recycles and when? A review of personal and situational factors. Journal of Enviornmental Psychology, 15, 2, 105-121.
Reviews 80 studies, published 1969-1995, to examine recyling behaviors as differentiated from attitudes and intentions. The effects on recycling behavior of both personal variabl…

Joint Effect of Feedback and Goal Setting on Performance: A Field Study of Residential Energy Conservation

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Becker, L. J. (1978). Joint effect of feedback and goal setting on performance: A field study of residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 63, 4, 428-433.
The facilitating motivational effect of feedback on performance has been attributed by some to difficult goals set in response to feedback. In the present article the effect was …

Consumer Recycling Goals and their Effect on Decisions to Recycle: A Means-End Chain Analysis. Special Issue: Psychology, Marketing, and Recycling

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Bagozzi, R. P., & Dabholkar, P. A. (1994). Consumer recycling goals and their effect on decisions to recycle: A means-end chain analysis. Special Issue: Psychology, marketing, and recycling. Psychology and Marketing, 11, 4, 313-340.
Means-end chain theory and the laddering methodology were used to derive the goals relevant to consumers for recycling, as well as the interrelations among goals. Data were collec…

The Effect of Goal-Setting and Daily Electronic Feedback on In-Home Energy Use

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Van-Houwelingen, J. H. & Van-Raaij, W. F. (1989). The effect of goal-setting and daily electronic feedback on in-home energy use. Journal of Consumer Research, 16, 1, 98-105.
Compared the effects of daily electronic feedback (DEF) with monthly external feedback (MEF) and with self-monitoring (SMO) of energy use in 325 single family homes in the Netherl…

Psychological Factors Affecting Paper Recycling by Businesses

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Oskamp, S., Williams, R., Unipan, J., Steers, N., Mainieri, T., & Kurland, G. (1994). Psychological factors affecting paper recycling by businesses. Environment and Behavior, 26, 4, 477-503.
Representatives of 92 major companies in Los Angeles County, California were interviewed on 8 practices: separating types of paper, using desktop recycling containers, using large…

Effects of Goal Setting and Commitment on Increasing Metal Recycling

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McCaul, K. D. & Kopp, J. T. (1982). Effects of goal setting and commitment on increasing metal recycling. Journal of Applied Psychology, 67, 3, 377-379.
Conducted a field experiment, in which 120 college students were asked to conserve energy by collecting aluminum cans for recycling. Half of the Ss were provided with an explicit …

Litter Reduction: A Review and Integration of the Literature. Special Issue: Litter Control and Recycling

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Huffman, K. T., Grossnickle, W. F., Cope, J. G., & Huffman, K. P. (1995). Litter reduction: A review and integration of the literature. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 153-183.
Examined 40 articles and 59 studies that employed either an antecedent strategy (ATS) or consequence strategy (CQS) to integrate behavioral and social changes in communities and i…

Applied Behavior Analysis and Social Marketing: An Integration for Environmental Preservation

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Geller, E. S. (1989). Applied behavior analysis and social marketing: An integration for environmental preservation. Journal of Social Issues, 45, 1, 17-36.
Basic principles of applied behavior analysis and social marketing are reviewed with reference to the development of action plans to protect the environment. Behavior-change pro…

A Performance Feedback Intervention to Reduce Waste: Performance Data and Participant Responses

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Eldridge, L., Lemasters, S. & Szypot, B. (1978). A performance feedback intervention to reduce waste: Performance data and participant responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 1, 258-267.
A performance feedback system was designed to reduce waste in a production department. The intervention included a new feedback system, a stated goal, and contingent supervisory p…

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