Spillover Processes in the Development of a Sustainable Consumption Pattern

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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…

Predicting Three Dimensions of Residential Curbside Recycling: An Observational Study

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Oskamp, S., Burkhardt, R. L., Schultz, P. W., Hurin, S. & Zelezny, L. (1998). Predicting three dimensions of residential curbside recycling: An observational study. Journal of Environmental Education, 29, 2, 37-42.
Three dimensions of household recycling behavior (frequency of participation, amount of recyclable materials, and contamination of recyclables by improper material) were observed …

Motivations and Behaviors that Support Recycling

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Werner, C. M. & Makela, E. (1998). Motivations and behaviors that support recycling. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 18, 4, 373-386.
Adult residents from 309 households were questioned about their attitudes towards recycling and the processes involved in recycling (recyclers' phenomenal experiences and organizi…

Commitment, Behavior, and Attitude Change: An Analysis of Voluntary Recycling

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Werner, C. M., Turner, J., Shipman, K., Twitchell, F. S., et al. (1995). Commitment, behavior, and attitude change: An analysis of voluntary recycling. Special Issue: Green psychology. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 15, 3, 197-208.
Describes a project designed to help local agencies select a method of inducing residents to participate in a free curbside recycling program. The project also provided an opportu…

Environmental Waste: Recycling Attitudes and Correlates

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Larsen, K. S. (1995). Environmental waste: Recycling attitudes and correlates. Journal of Social Psychology, 135, 1, 83-88.
A 5-phase study measured attitudes toward recycling environmental waste among 452 undergraduates. The item pool consisted of 40 positive statements and 41 negative statements. Ass…

Green Buying: The Influence of Environmental Concern on Consumer Behavior

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Mainieri, T., Barnett, E. G., Valdero,T. & Unipan, J. B. (1997). Green buying: The influence of environmental concern on consumer behavior. Journal of Social Psychology, 137, 2, 189-204.
Investigated variables that predict "green buying" (i.e., buying products that are environmentally beneficial). These included awareness about environmental impacts of products, s…

Effort as a Moderator of the Attitude-Behavior Relationship: General Environmental Concern and Recycling

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Schultz, P. W. & Oskamp, S. (1996). Effort as a moderator of the attitude-behavior relationship: General environmental concern and recycling. Social Psychology Quarterly, 59, 4, 375-383.
Examined the role of effort in the link between attitudes and behavior, and tested the possibility that effort can reconcile the disparate findings on the relationship between env…

Pro-Environmental Habits: Propensity Levels in Behavioral Change

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Dahlstrand, U. & Biel, A. (1997). Pro-environmental habits: Propensity levels in behavioral change. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 27, 7, 588-601.
Examined relationships between habits, beliefs about products, choice criteria for purchasing, and perceptions of such factors, applied to the area of buying home detergents and w…

Human Disposition toward Hazards: Testing the Environmental Appraisal Inventory

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Fridgen, C. (1994). Human disposition toward hazards: Testing the Environmental Appraisal Inventory. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 14, 2, 101-111.
Expands work by F. N. Schmidt and R. Gifford on the Environmental Appraisal Inventory (EAI) by testing it on a larger population, adding 4 human-generated environmental threats (E…

Attitudes toward Managing Hazardous Waste: What Should be Cleaned Up and Who Should Pay for it?

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Baron, J., Gowda, R. & Kunreuther, H. (1993). Attitudes toward managing hazardous waste: What should be cleaned up and who should pay for it?. Risk Analysis, 13, 2, 183-192.
Assessed attitudes toward the hazardous waste policy in the US of 60 chief executive officers of oil and chemical companies, 57 economists, 94 environmentalists, 29 experts on haz…

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