Exploring the Difference between Recyclers and Non-Recyclers: The Role of Information

De Young, R. (1989). Exploring the difference between recyclers and non-recyclers: The role of information. Journal of Environmental Systems, 18, 341-351.
This article reports on a pilot study which explored how recyclers and non-recyclers differ. Two hundred households were first identified by direct observation over a series of m…

The Social Context of Recycling

Derksen, L. & Gartrell, J. (1993). The social context of recycling. American Sociological Review, 58, 3, 434-442.
Examined the role of social context in the link between individual attitudes about the environment and recycling behavior by comparing communities that vary in their access to rec…

Consumer Satisfaction with Michigan's Container Deposit Law: An Ecological Perspective

Crosby, L. A. & Taylor, J. R. (1982). Consumer satisfaction with Michigan's container deposit law: An ecological perspective. Journal of Marketing, 46, 1, 47-60.
Surveyed 302 Michigan residents over 18 yrs of age regarding their satisfaction with the container law, their likes and dislikes about the recycling system, and the reaction to re…

Influences on Attitude-Behavior Relationships: A Natural Experiment with Curbside Recycling

Guagnano, G. A., Stern, P. C., & Dietz, T. (1995). Influences on attitude-behavior relationships: A natural experiment with curbside recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 5, 699-718.
Examined the predictive value of S. H. Schwartz's (1968, 1970, 1977) norm activation model, according to which behavior is influenced by attitudinal and external factors. The exte…

Attitudes and Conditions for Cooperation in a Paper Recycling Program

Humphrey, C. R., Bord, R. J., Hammond, M. M., & Mann, S. H. (1977). Attitudes and conditions for cooperation in a paper recycling program. Environment and Behavior, 9, 1, 107-124.
Examined receptivity toward paper recycling in relation to people's accuracy with wastepaper separation among (a) personnel with 2 wastebaskets in offices, (b) personnel with divi…

Distinguishing Potential Recyclers from Nonrecyclers: A Basis for Developing Recycling Strategies

Lansana, F. M. (1992). Distinguishing potential recyclers from nonrecyclers: A basis for developing recycling strategies. Journal of Environmental Education, 23, 2, 16-23.
Examined the underlying dimensions of household recycling behavior. Four sets of variables were used to classify recyclers and nonrecyclers: the demographic attributes of the resi…

Public Attitudes toward Siting a High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada

Kunreuther, H., Easterling, D., Desvousges, W., & Slovic, P. (1990). Public attitudes toward siting a high-level nuclear waste repository in Nevada. Risk Analysis, 10, 4, 469-484.
Examined sources of public opposition to a high-level nuclear waste repository among 1,001 Nevada Ss and a national sample of 1,201 Ss to compare a benefit-cost model and a risk-p…

Tin Recycling: Awareness, Comprehension, Attitude, Intention and Behavior

Kok, G., & Siero, S. (1985). Tin recycling: Awareness, comprehension, attitude, intention and behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, 6, 2, 157-173.
Investigated factors that influence participation in a tin-recycling program. Three theoretical viewpoints are integrated in a stepwise model of participation: (1) attitude change…

The Recycling of Solid Wastes: Personal Values, Value Orientations, and Attitudes about Recycling as Antecedents of Recycling Behavior. Special Issue: Linking Theory to Policy

McCarty, J. A., & Shrum, L. J. (1994). The recycling of solid wastes: Personal values, value orientations, and attitudes about recycling as antecedents of recycling behavior. Special issue: Linking theory to policy. Journal of Business Research, 30, 1, 53-62.
Using a structural modeling framework, this study investigated the relationships of personal values, value orientations, and attitudes about recycling with the frequency of recycl…

Psychology's Role in the Conserving Society

Oskamp, S. (1983). Psychology's role in the conserving society. Population and Environment Behavioral and Social Issues, 6, 4, 255-293.
Reviews the literature on areas of progress in the environmental problems that affect people's lives and behaviors. It is suggested that psychologists and other social scientists …

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