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Place identification, social cohesion, and environmental sustainability

Uzzell, D, Pol, E and Badenas, D (2002) Place identification, social cohesion, and environmental sustainability Environment and Behavior, 34 (1). pp. 26-53.

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Abstract

In the study reported in this article the roles of social cohesion, residential satisfaction, and place identification are examined for their effect on place-related social identity and its consequential impact on attitudes to environmental sustainability. Two neighborhoods in Guildford, Surrey, England were selected on the basis of their social histories, housing types, and socioeconomic composition. Ninety residents in each neighborhood were sampled. Research methods included cognitive mapping and a questionnaire survey. A structural equation model was used to analyze the covariances between the different factors. The results show clear differences between the two neighborhoods in terms of residential satisfaction, with only some differences in terms of identification and social cohesion and sustainability. Conclusions are drawn that suggest an important relationship between identity and sustainability behavior that is suggestive for future research.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Uzzell, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pol, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Badenas, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : January 2002
Identification Number : 10.1177/0013916502034001003
Uncontrolled Keywords : identity; trust
Additional Information : Published in Environment and Behavior, 34 (1) 2002. Copyright 2002 Sage Publications.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 22 Jul 2014 08:47
Last Modified : 22 Jul 2014 13:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/31784

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