Construction of a Nuclear Power Station in One's Locality: Attitudes and Salience

Van-der-Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R., & Spears, R. (1986). Construction of a nuclear power station in one's locality: Attitudes and salience. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 7, 1, 1-15.
Examined the attitudes toward the building of a nuclear power station in one's locality by surveying 290 residents (mean age 47.5 yrs) of 3 small rural communities that were liste…

Energy Conservation: Two Easy Ways Out

Van-der-Pligt, J. (1985). Energy conservation: Two easy ways out. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 15, 1, 3-15.
Investigated attitude-behavior relationships in the context of energy conservation, using data from questionnaires administered to 219 Dutch Ss (average age 43.9 yrs) from rural a…

Patterns of Residential Energy Behavior

van-Raaij, W. F., & Verhallen, T. M. (1983). Patterns of residential energy behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 85-106.
Investigated energy-related behavioral patterns, based on self-reported behaviors of 145 households in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. Energy-related behavior may not be a separate …

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 …

Perceptual Awareness of Energy Requirements of Familiar Objects

Baird, J. C., & Brier, J. M. (1981). Perceptual awareness of energy requirements of familiar objects. Journal of Applied Psychology, 66, 1, 90-96.
Conducted 3 experiments to assess undergraduates' perceptual awareness of energy requirements in their immediate surroundings (e.g., refrigerators, automobiles, toasters). In Exp …

Exploring the Consumer Decision Process in the Adoption of Solar Energy Systems

LaBay, D. G., & Kinnear, T. C. (1981). Exploring the consumer decision process in the adoption of solar energy systems.. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 271-278.
Examined residential solar energy systems within an adoption and diffusion of innovations framework using data for 631 Ss who responded to a mail survey. Findings indicate conside…

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…

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…

Characteristics of Nonopinion and No Opinion Response Groups

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…

"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…
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