Going Green? Modeling the Impact of Environmental Concerns and Perceptions of Transportation Alternatives on Decisions to Drive

Gardner, Benjamin and Abraham, Charles (2010) Going Green? Modeling the Impact of Environmental Concerns and Perceptions of Transportation Alternatives on Decisions to Drive. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40 (4). pp. 831-849. ISSN 0021-9029

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Abstract

A theory-of-planned-behavior-based model of intra-city driving incorporating cognitions concerning non-car transportation use, personal and descriptive norms, and the environment was tested. Participants were 190 residents of a UK city with good non-car travel infrastructure. Intention predicted 57% of the variance in behavior. In addition, 49% of intention variance was predicted by car-use attitudes, perceived behavioral control, descriptive norms, non-car-use attitudes, subjective norms, and personal norms. Concern and efficacy for reducing car-related environmental problems were associated with non-car attitudes and personal norms. Results demonstrate the importance of modeling transportation choice on cognitions relating to both car use and alternative transportation.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Charles Abraham
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 13:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13879
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