Do norms matter? The role of normative considerations as predictors of pro-environmental behaviorKeizer, M., 17-Nov-2014, Ridderkerk: Ridderprint BV.. 158 p.
Research output: Thesis › Thesis fully internal (DIV)
My research suggests that norms do matter, but only under particular circumstances. Specifically, when the behavioral costs associated with pro-environmental action are perceived to be low, individuals are likely to act upon their normative considerations. However, when perceived costs are higher, individuals are less likely to act in line with these considerations. Furthermore, I also show that situational changes which focus individuals’ attention on norms and normative behavior increase the likelihood that individuals who care about the environment will act pro-environmentally. From these results I conclude that the fact that most individuals care about the environment matters, because it means that when external factors are managed well, these individuals may not only say they care, but act on it too.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Place of Publication||Ridderkerk|
|Publication status||Published - 17-Nov-2014|
When personal norms predict the acceptability of push and pull car-reduction policies: Testing the ABC model and low-cost hypothesisKeizer, M., Sargisson, R., van Zomeren, M. & Steg, L., Jul-2019, In : Transportation Research. Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 64, p. 413-423 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review