Complexities of Household Energy Consumption and Conservation

Ritchie, J. R. B., McDougall, G. H. G., & Claxton, J. D. (1981). Complexities of household energy consumption and conservation. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 233-242.

Used a national sample of Canadian households (N = 2,366) to relate climatic variables, dwelling/appliance/vehicle descriptors, demographic characteristics, and attitudinal variables to actual in-home energy consumption and self-reported gasoline consumption. Using split-sample replications, dwelling and vehicle descriptors indicated a strong association with energy consumption, and male and female attitudes indicated weak associations. (27 ref)

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