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 ¼ 180), and to recycle household waste (Study 2, N ¼ 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 proenvironmental behaviour are discussed.

Emotions habits and rational choices in ecological behaviours: the case of recylcing and use of public transportation / Carrus, G; Passafaro, Paola; Bonnes, Miriglia. - In: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0272-4944. - STAMPA. - 28:(2008), pp. 51-62. [10.1016/j.jenvp.2007.09.003]

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

PASSAFARO, Paola;BONNES, Miriglia
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 ¼ 180), and to recycle household waste (Study 2, N ¼ 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 proenvironmental behaviour are discussed.
2008
Emotions; Past behavior; household waste recycling; public transportation
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Emotions habits and rational choices in ecological behaviours: the case of recylcing and use of public transportation / Carrus, G; Passafaro, Paola; Bonnes, Miriglia. - In: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0272-4944. - STAMPA. - 28:(2008), pp. 51-62. [10.1016/j.jenvp.2007.09.003]
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