Household Energy Use in a Political Context

Stern, P. C. (1985). Household energy use in a political context. Marriage and Family Review, 9, 1-2, 15-27.
Contends, based on a study by the present author and E. Aronson (1984), that the way the society thinks about energy is an important part of the policy context. It is suggested th…

Household Behavior and the Use of Natural Gas for Home Heating

Verhallen, T. M., & Van Raaij, W. F. (1981). Household behavior and the use of natural gas for home heating. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 253-257.
Investigated the factors that determine energy use for home heating. Household behavior and home characteristics were the major determinants, whereas attitudes were of minor impor…

Reducing Household Energy Consumption: A Qualitative and Quantitative Field Study

Brandon, G. & Lewis, A. (1999). Reducing household energy consumption: A qualitative and quantitative field study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 19, 1, 75-85.
Investigated the effect of feedback conditions, income constraints, behavioural/structural aspects, environmental attitudes, and socio-demographics on energy consumption for 120 h…

Factors Affecting Energy Consumption: Two Field Tests of the Fishbein-Ajzen Model

Stutzman, T. M. & Green, S. B. (1982). Factors affecting energy consumption: Two field tests of the Fishbein-Ajzen model. Journal of Social Psychology, 117, 2, 183-201.
113 undergraduates and 506 consumers (primarily 26-55 yrs old) in a statewide sample participated in 2 studies that investigated the relationship among variables defined by situat…

Changing Attitudes toward Energy Conservation: The Effect of Development Advancement on the Salience of One-Sided and Two-Sided Persuasive Communications

Koballa, T. R. (1984). Changing attitudes toward energy conservation: The effect of development advancement on the salience of one-sided and two-sided persuasive communications. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 21, 6, 659-668.
Tested the effect of 1-sided (favorable argument only) and 2-sided (both favorable and unfavorable arguments) persuasive messages about energy conservation (EC) on attitudes towar…

U.S. Consumer Attitudes and Home-Heating Conservation Behavior: A Multiattribute Longitudinal Model

Karns, D. A. & Khera, I. P. (1983). U.S. consumer attitudes and home-heating conservation behavior: A multiattribute longitudinal model. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 57-70.
Reports a longitudinal analysis of residential energy conservation by 519 residents in a medium-size US metropolitan community. Mail panel surveys were conducted during winter mon…

Preferred Solutions to the Energy Crisis as a Function of Causal Attributions

Belk, R., Painter, J. & Semenik, R. (1981). Preferred solutions to the energy crisis as a function of causal attributions. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 306-312.
Results of 2 studies that obtained data from 605 heads of household support hypotheses that those accepting personal responsibility for the energy crisis favored and reported adop…

Consumers' Attitudes toward Energy Conservation

Olsen, M. E. (1981). Consumers' attitudes toward energy conservation. Journal of Social Issues, 37, 2, 108-131.
Previous research indicates that about 50% of all Americans believe that the energy problem is real and serious, and less than 25% are completely unconvinced of the problem. Large…

"Consciousness" in Energy Conservation Behavior: An Exploratory Study

Heslop, L. A., Moran, L. & Cousineau, A. (1981). "Consciousness" in energy conservation behavior: An exploratory study. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 299-305.
An analysis of 6 yrs of electricity consumption in Canada, along with questionnaire data, highlights the importance of household characteristics and family size in predicting elec…

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…

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