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To reduce and not to reduce resource consumption? That is two questions

Richetin, Juliette, Perugini, Marco, Conner, Mark, Adjali, Iqbal, Hurling, Robert, Sengupta, Abhijit and Greetham, Danica (2012) To reduce and not to reduce resource consumption? That is two questions Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32 (2). pp. 112-122.

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Abstract

Recent research shows that because they rely on separate goals, cognitions about not performing a behaviour are not simple opposites of cognitions about performing the same behaviour. Using this perspective, two studies (N = 758 & N = 104) examined the psycho-social determinants of reduction in resource consumption. Results showed that goals associated with reducing versus not reducing resource consumption were not simple opposites (Study 1). Additionally, the discriminant validity of the Theory of Planned Behaviour constructs associated with reducing versus not reducing resource consumption was demonstrated (Study 1 & 2). Moreover, results revealed the incremental validity of both Intentions (to reduce and to not reduce resource consumption) for predicting a series of behaviours (Study 1 & 2). Finally, results indicated a mediation role for the importance of ecological dimensions on the effect of both Intentions on a mock TV choice and a mediation role for the importance of non ecological dimensions on the effect of Intention of not reducing on the same TV choice. Discussion is organized around the consequences, at both theoretical and applied levels, of considering separate motivational systems for reducing and not reducing resource consumption.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Richetin, Juliette
Perugini, Marco
Conner, Mark
Adjali, Iqbal
Hurling, Robert
Sengupta, Abhijitabhijit.sengupta@surrey.ac.uk
Greetham, Danica
Date : 8 January 2012
Funders : Unilever
DOI : 10.1016/j.jenvp.2012.01.003
Grant Title : Unilever
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 19 Aug 2020 10:48
Last Modified : 19 Aug 2020 10:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858438

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