Energy Conservation: Family Values, Household Practices and Contextual Variables

Hogan, M., & Paolucci, B. (1979). Energy Conservation: Family Values, Household Practices and Contextual Variables. Home Economics Research Journal, 7(4), 210-18.
A study was conducted to determine if differences existed in adoption rate of household energy conservation practices in families with varying husband-wife commitment to values an…

Diffusion of Energy-Conserving Innovations

Darley, J., & Beniger, J. (1981). Diffusion of Energy-Conserving Innovations. Journal of Social Issues, 37(2), 150.
Suggests that people's decisions to adopt energy-conserving processes and products is a specific instance of the decision to adopt an innovation. Discusses diffusion processes and…

Energy Conservation: Feelings Influence Actions

Verma, S. (1980). Energy Conservation: Feelings Influence Actions. Journal of Extension, 18, 14.
A study was done to determine (1) if interaction exists between the feeling and action components of behavior demonstrable for energy conservation, and (2) the effectiveness of an…

Energy Behavior

Stern, P., & Kirkpatrick, E. (1977, January 1). Energy Behavior. Environment.
This article discusses the current two major schools of thought about energy conservation. One is based on a system of incentives or penalties to change behavior and the other on …

Tapping Satisfactions to Promote Energy Conservation Behavior

Simmons, D., & Widmar, R. (1986). Tapping Satisfactions to Promote Energy Conservation Behavior. Environmental Education and Information, 5(2), 70.
Discusses a study which explored the role of non-monetary incentives in encouraging conservation related behaviors with sixth grade students. It was found that satisfactions deali…

Consumers' Attitudes Toward Energy Conservation

Olsen, M. (1981). Consumers' Attitudes Toward Energy Conservation. Journal of Social Issues, 37(2), 108.
Discusses the finding that there are not strong links between energy-related attitudes and behaviors such as conservation support and actions. Proposes that appropriate energy-rel…

Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research

Dennis, M., Soderstrom, E.J., Koncinski, W.S., Cavanaugh, B. (1990). Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research. American Psychologist, 45(10), 1109.
Discusses the limitations of previous energy conservation programs in affecting the behavior of individual consumers. Suggests that the rational-economic model upon which they wer…

Can Commitment Change Behavior? A Case Study of Environmental Actions

Katzev, R. & Wang, T. Can commitment change behavior? A case study of environmental actions. Vol. 9. 1994. 13-26.
Conducted a critical evaluation of both laboratory and field studies that have employed commitment procedures to change behavior. An analysis of the methodological and historical …

Consumer Response to Continuous-Display Electricity-Use Monitors in a Time-of-Use Pricing Experiment

Sexton, R. J., Johnson, N. B., & Konakayama, A. Consumer response to continuous-display electricity-use monitors in a time-of-use pricing experiment. Vol. 14. 1987. 55-62.
Investigated whether monitoring would encourage shifting energy demand to the off-peak period, using 480 households facing time-of-use prices for electricity and 120 control house…

An Evaluation of the Validity and Reliability of Survey Response Data on Household Electricity Conservation

Fujii, E. T., Hennessy, M., & Mak, J. An evaluation of the validity and reliability of survey response data on household electricity conservation. Vol. 9. 1985. 93-104.
Evaluated the reliability and validity of responses to a survey question regarding whether households reduced electricity consumption during the energy crisis by directly comparin…

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