Determinants of Active Commuting

Kayser, B. (2008). Determinants of active commuting. Preventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and Theory, 46(1), doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.08.016.
Comments on an article by Bringolf-Isler et al. (see record 2008-01000-014). The paper report on factors associated with active commuting to school in more than 1000 children aged…

Extending the Theory of Planned Behavior: Predicting the Use of Public Transportation

Heath, Y., & Gifford, R. (2002). Extending the theory of planned behavior: Predicting the use of public transportation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32(10), 2154-2185. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2002.tb02068.x.
An expanded version of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) was used to predict and explain public transportation use. A pre-post design was used to examine changes in 175 univers…

Car Use of Young Adults: The Role of Travel Socialization

Haustein, S., Klöckner, C., & Blöbaum, A. (2009). Car use of young adults: The role of travel socialization. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 12(2), 168-178. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2008.10.003.
This study evaluates how different aspects of travel socialization during childhood and adolescence contribute to the explanation of travel mode choice in young adulthood. In an o…

Explaining Proenvironmental Intention and Behavior by Personal Norms and the Theory of Planned Behavior

Harland, P., Staats, H. & Wilke-Henk, A. M. (1999). Explaining proenvironmental intention and behavior by personal norms and the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 12, 2505-2528.
The value of personal norms (S. H. Schwartz, 1977) for proenvironmental behavior has been demonstrated in previous studies (J. Vining and A. Ebreo, 1992), but not in addition to t…

Situational and Personality Factors as Direct or Personal Norm Mediated Predictors of Pro-Environmental Behavior

Harland, P., Staats, H., & Wilke, H. (2007). Situational and personality factors as direct or personal norm mediated predictors of pro-environmental behavior: Questions derived from norm-activation theory. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29(4), 323-334.
Studies that use the norm activation theory (Schwartz, 1977) to explain pro-environmental behavior often focus on personal norms and on two situational activators, i.e., awareness…

Going Green? Modeling the Impact of Environmental Concerns and Perceptions of Transportation Alternatives on Decisions to Drive

Gardner, B., & Abraham, C. (2010). Going green? Modeling the impact of environmental concerns and perceptions of transportation alternatives on decisions to drive. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(4), 831-849. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2010.00600.x.
A theory-of-planned-behavior-based model of intra-city driving incorporating cognitions concerning non-car transportation use, personal and descriptive norms, and the environment …

Acceptability of Travel Demand Management Measures: The Importance of Problem Awareness, Personal Norm, Freedom, and Fairness

Eriksson, L., Garvill, J., & Nordlund, A. (2006). Acceptability of travel demand management measures: The importance of problem awareness, personal norm, freedom, and fairness. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26(1), 15-26. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2006.05.003.
Acceptability of travel demand management (TDM) with the aim of reducing private car use is modeled following a hierarchical set of beliefs. In a two-part model, pro-environmental…

Emotions, Habits and Rational Choices in Ecological Behaivours: The Case of Recycling and Use of Public Transportation

Carrus, G., Passafaro, P., & Bonnes, M. (2008). Emotions, habits and rational choices in ecological behaviours: The case of recycling and use of public transportation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 28(1), 51-62. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2007.09.003.
Two field studies examined the role of attitudes, subjective norms, perceived control, anticipated emotions, past behaviour and desire in the prediction of pro-environmental behav…

Factors Influencing Car Use for Commuting and the Intention to Reduce it: A Question of Self-Interest or Morality?

Abrahamse, W., Steg, L., Gifford, R., & Vlek, C. (2009). Factors influencing car use for commuting and the intention to reduce it: A question of self-interest or morality?. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 12(4), 317-324. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2009.04.004.
Car use for commuting contributes to various environmental and traffic problems, such as pollution and congestion. Policies aimed at reducing commuter car use will be more effecti…

Twenty Years After Hines, Hungerford, and Tomera: A New Meta-Analysis of psycho-Social Determinants of Pro-Environmental Behaviour

Bamberg, S., & Möser, G. (2007). Twenty years after Hines, Hungerford, and Tomera: A new meta-analysis of psycho-social determinants of pro-environmental behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 27(1), 14-25.
The goal of the present paper is a replication as well as an extension of the Hines et al. [(1986/87). Analysis and synthesis of research on responsible environmental behaviour: A…

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