Two field studies examined the role of attitudes, subjective norms, perceived control, anticipated emotions, past behaviour and desire in the prediction of pro-environmental behavioural intention. The model of goal-directed behaviour (MGB) was applied to predict intentions to use public transportation instead of the private car for going to work (Study 1, N 1⁄4 180), and to recycle household waste (Study 2, N 1⁄4 154). Multiple regression and structural equation modeling were used to test the hypotheses in studies 1 and 2, respectively. As expected, results of the two studies indicate that negative anticipated emotions and past behaviour are significant predictors of desire to engage in pro-environmental action. Desire, in turn, positively predicts pro-environmental behavioural intentions. A direct link between past behaviour and intentions was also detected. Implications of the results for the promotion of pro- environmental behaviour are discussed.

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, 51-62 [10.1016/j.jenvp.2007.09.003].

Emotions, habits and rational choices in ecological behaviours: the case of recycling and use of public transportation

CARRUS, GIUSEPPE;
2008

Abstract

Two field studies examined the role of attitudes, subjective norms, perceived control, anticipated emotions, past behaviour and desire in the prediction of pro-environmental behavioural intention. The model of goal-directed behaviour (MGB) was applied to predict intentions to use public transportation instead of the private car for going to work (Study 1, N 1⁄4 180), and to recycle household waste (Study 2, N 1⁄4 154). Multiple regression and structural equation modeling were used to test the hypotheses in studies 1 and 2, respectively. As expected, results of the two studies indicate that negative anticipated emotions and past behaviour are significant predictors of desire to engage in pro-environmental action. Desire, in turn, positively predicts pro-environmental behavioural intentions. A direct link between past behaviour and intentions was also detected. Implications of the results for the promotion of pro- environmental behaviour are discussed.
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, 51-62 [10.1016/j.jenvp.2007.09.003].
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