General Antecedents of Personal Norms, Policy Acceptability, and Intentions: The Role of Values, Worldviews, and Environmental Concern

Linda Steg*, Judith I. M. De Groot, Lieke Dreijerink, Wokje Abrahamse, Frans Siero

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Abstract

Results of two studies are reported, in which we compare the predictive power of three general behavioral antecedents (i.e., values, worldviews, and environmental concern) in explaining personal norms, behavioral intentions (i.e., environmental activism), and acceptability of energy policies. Values-especially biospheric-appeared to be more powerful in explaining personal norms, intentions, and policy acceptability than were worldviews and environmental concern, although these differences were in some cases not statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-367
Number of pages19
JournalSociety & natural resources
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • environmental activism
  • environmental concern
  • personal norms
  • policy acceptability
  • values
  • worldviews
  • BIOSPHERIC VALUE ORIENTATIONS
  • PROENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR
  • ECOLOGICAL PARADIGM
  • BELIEFS
  • WILLINGNESS
  • COUNTRIES
  • ATTITUDES
  • SELF

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