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Titill: 
  • Titill er á ensku Factor structure and predictive validity of the revised PB-CCA scale
Námsstig: 
  • Meistara
Útdráttur: 
  • Útdráttur er á ensku

    Despite general agreement that climate change is a serious problem, many people don‘t engage in climate change action (CCA). Previous research has suggested that this might be due to psychological barriers. The aim of this paper is to extend and replicate the eight-factor structure of the revised PB-CCA scale measuring psychological barriers hindering CCA. Predictive validity is also tested by assessing how different barriers relate to various types of behavior measures. Using questionnaire data from 348 undergraduate students the factor structure was confirmed with minor exceptions. The predictive validity was supported for all of the barrier subscales. The results indicate that identifying with environmentalism is a strong predictor of CCA. Ignorance about climate change, unwillingness to sacrifice a standard of living, and lack of self-efficacy were all negative predictors of CCA, and the fear of climate change was a positive predictor of CCA. Our study suggests that these barriers should be considered by policy makers when designing interventions to target CCA.
    Keywords: Climate change action, psychological barriers, environmentally responsible behavior, behavior change, pro-environmental behavior.

Samþykkt: 
  • 10.8.2020
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/36887


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