The relationship between environmental activism, pro-environmental behaviour and social identity

Dono, Joanne, Webb, Janine and Richardson, Ben 2010, The relationship between environmental activism, pro-environmental behaviour and social identity, Journal of environmental psychology, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 178-186.

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Title The relationship between environmental activism, pro-environmental behaviour and social identity
Author(s) Dono, Joanne
Webb, Janine
Richardson, Ben
Journal name Journal of environmental psychology
Volume number 30
Issue number 2
Start page 178
End page 186
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2010-06
ISSN 0272-4944
1522-9610
Keyword(s) environmental activism
social identity
pro-environmental behaviour
Summary Research on environmental activism remains poorly integrated and ill-defined and to date, there has been little examination of the relationship of environmental activism, pro-environmental behaviour and social identity. 131 students from an Australian University (M = 25.04 years old, SD = 8.17) voluntarily participated by returning an anonymous questionnaire containing an environmental activism scale, a pro-environmental behaviour scale and a social identity scale. The results revealed that while there was a significant relationship between social identity and environmental behaviour, only the citizenship component of environmental behaviour significantly predicted environmental activism. In other words, the relationship between social identity and environmental activism was indirect. This research presents the opportunity for further exploration of these relationships and to further investigate their relationship to inter-group processes.
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021101

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