The present paper investigates the role of urban stress, local identity and sustainable worldviews in the prediction of a set of urban pro-environmental behaviors: recycling, domestic water saving, non-littering, sustainable transport, support for environmental associations, and willingness to pay for green energy. Using self report measures, a correlational field study was carried out (N = 242). Results show that both urban stress and endorsement of sustainable worldviews are significant positive predictors of pro-environmental behavior in general, and of non-littering and supporting environmental organizations in particular. City identity moderates the relationship between urban stress and, respectively, willingness to pay for green energy and non-littering: a high level of stress predicts these pro-environmental patterns only for those who strongly identify with their city. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.

Meloni, A., Fornara, F., Carrus, G. (2019). Predicting pro-environmental behaviors in the urban context: The direct or moderated effect of urban stress, city identity, and worldviews. CITIES, 88, 83-90 [10.1016/j.cities.2019.01.001].

Predicting pro-environmental behaviors in the urban context: The direct or moderated effect of urban stress, city identity, and worldviews

Carrus G.
2019-01-01

Abstract

The present paper investigates the role of urban stress, local identity and sustainable worldviews in the prediction of a set of urban pro-environmental behaviors: recycling, domestic water saving, non-littering, sustainable transport, support for environmental associations, and willingness to pay for green energy. Using self report measures, a correlational field study was carried out (N = 242). Results show that both urban stress and endorsement of sustainable worldviews are significant positive predictors of pro-environmental behavior in general, and of non-littering and supporting environmental organizations in particular. City identity moderates the relationship between urban stress and, respectively, willingness to pay for green energy and non-littering: a high level of stress predicts these pro-environmental patterns only for those who strongly identify with their city. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.
2019
Meloni, A., Fornara, F., Carrus, G. (2019). Predicting pro-environmental behaviors in the urban context: The direct or moderated effect of urban stress, city identity, and worldviews. CITIES, 88, 83-90 [10.1016/j.cities.2019.01.001].
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