Journal article

Spillover between pro-environmental behaviours: The role of resources and perceived similarity

Elise A Margetts, Yoshihisa Kashima

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Pro-environmental behavioural spillover – when performing one pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) increases the likelihood of performing another – has been identified as a possible way to increase the amount of environmentally friendly behaviours that individuals perform. The current research investigated this spillover process, the role of chronic environmental motivations, goal priming and behavioural similarity. Three studies (two conducted with students and one conducted with the general Australian public) provided evidence to suggest that positive spillover occurs between PEBs that are similar in terms of the resources required to perform them, but not between PEBs that are resource-dissi..

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