Who Listens to Trash Talk?: Education and Public Media Effects on Recycling Behavior

Martinez, M. D. & Scicchitano, M. J. (1998). Who listens to trash talk?: Education and public media effects on recycling behavior. Social Science Quarterly, 79, 2, 287-300.
Examined whether public media efforts on one community-oriented behavior (recycling) are effective and whether media effects are greater for those with higher levels of education.…

Designing Effective Instructional Signs with Schema Theory: Case Studies of Polystyrene Recycling

Werner, C. M., Rhodes, M.U. & Partain, K. K. (1998). Designing effective instructional signs with schema theory: Case studies of polystyrene recycling. Environment and Behavior, 30, 5, 709-735.
Two studies supported the hypothesis that signs designed to create a new polystyrene schema would be more effective than signs that did not address patrons' existing schemata. Sch…

Recycling and the Dampening of Concern: Comparing the Roles of Large and Small Actors in Shaping the Environmental Discourse

Ungar, S. (1998). Recycling and the dampening of concern: Comparing the roles of large and small actors in shaping the environmental discourse. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 35, 2, 253-276.
This paper is motivated by the discrepancy between poll results revealing high levels of environmental concern and the minimalist actions adopted by most people. Specifically, it …

Spillover Processes in the Development of a Sustainable Consumption Pattern

Thogersen, J. (1999). Spillover processes in the development of a sustainable consumption pattern. Journal of Economic Psychology, 20, 1, 53-81.
Hypotheses about possible mechanisms for spillover processes between pro-environmental behaviors were developed and tested by means of structural equation modelling. Data were col…

Reducing Solid Waste: Linking Recycling to Environmentally Responsible Consumerism

Ebreo, A., Hershey, J. & Vining, J. (1999). Reducing solid waste: Linking recycling to environmentally responsible consumerism. Environment and Behavior, 31, 1, 107-135.
Examined through a mail survey, the relation between 654 Champaign-Urbana residents' beliefs about environmentally responsible consumerism and environmental attitudes, motives, an…

Increasing Recycling in Academic Buildings: A Systematic Replication

Ludwig, T. D., Gray, T. W. & Rowell, A. (1998). Increasing recycling in academic buildings: A systematic replication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 4, 683-686.
Studied recycling behavior within an ABA multiple baseline design by placing recycling receptacles in 2 locations in academic buildings. During baseline, recycling receptacles wer…

Reexamining the Theory of Planned Behavior in Understanding Wastepaper Recycling

Cheung, S. F., Chan, D. K. S. & Wong, Zoe S. Y. (1999). Reexamining the theory of planned behavior in understanding wastepaper recycling. Environment and Behavior, 31, 5, 587-612.
Investigated (a) the applicability of I. Ajzen's (1988, 1991) theory of planned behavior (TOPB) in predicting wastepaper recycling intention and self-reported behavior, (b) the ro…

Convergent and Divergent Validity of Three Measures of Conservation Behavior: The Multitrait-Multimethod Approach

Corral V. V. & Figueredo, A. (1999). Convergent and divergent validity of three measures of conservation behavior: The multitrait-multimethod approach. Environment and Behavior , 31, 6, 805-820.
Examined convergent and divergent validity of 3 measures of reuse behavior. Observations of the amount of reuse of glass, clothing, and metal were conducted for 3 family members (…

Pollution Reduction Preferences of U.S. Environmental Managers: Applying Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior

Cordano, Mark; Frieze, Irene Hanson (2000). Pollution reduction preferences of U.S. environmental managers: Applying Ajzen's theory of planned behavior.. Academy of Management Journal, 43, 4, 627-641.
Modified I. Ajzen's theory of planned behavior to analyze the behavioral preferences of 295 environmental managers. Ss were surveyed and structural equation analysis was used to l…

Altruism and Market-Like Behavior: An Analysis of Willingness to Pay for Recycled Paper Products

Guagnano, G. A. (2001). Altruism and market-like behavior: An analysis of willingness to pay for recycled paper products.. Population & Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 22, 4, 425-438.
Discusses the contrast between self-interested behavior guided by rational choice and altruistic behavior guided by normative considerations. This study suggests that market and m…

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