"Consciousness" in Energy Conservation Behavior: An Exploratory Study

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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…

Characteristics of Nonopinion and No Opinion Response Groups

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Faulkenberry, G. D. & Mason, R. (1978). Characteristics of nonopinion and no opinion response groups. Public Opinion Quarterly, 42, 4, 533-543.
In a nationwide survey of 1,551 Ss concerning the public acceptance of wind energy conversion systems, interviewers were trained to classify equivocal responses as nonexistent ("d…

Consumers' Attitudes toward Energy Conservation

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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…

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

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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…

Voluntary Simplicity Lifestyles and Energy Conservation

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Leonard-Barton, D. (1981). Voluntary simplicity lifestyles and energy conservation. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 243-252.
Presents a behavioral index for measuring an individual's tendency toward a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity, characterized by ecological awareness, attempts to become more self-…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

Reducing Household Energy Consumption: A Qualitative and Quantitative Field Study

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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…

Consumer Concern, Knowledge, Belief, and Attitude toward Renewable Energy: An Application of the Reasoned Action Theory

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Bang, Hae-Kyong; Ellinger, Alexander E.; Hadjimarcou, John; Traichal, Patrick A. (2000). "Consumer concern, knowledge, belief, and attitude toward renewable energy: An application of the reasoned action theory.". Psychology & Marketing, 17, 6, 449-468.
Using the theory of reasoned action as a theoretical framework, the current research investigates the relationship of concern with the environment, knowledge about renewable energ…

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