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Going green? Modeling the impact of environmental concerns and perceptions of transport alternatives on decisions to drive

Gardner, B; Abraham, C; (2010) Going green? Modeling the impact of environmental concerns and perceptions of transport alternatives on decisions to drive. Journal of Applied Social Psychology , 40 (4) pp. 831-849.

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Abstract

A Theory of Planned Behavior-based model of intra-city driving incorporating cognitions concerning non-car transport 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. 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 transport choice on cognitions relating to both car use and alternative transports.

Type: Article
Title: Going green? Modeling the impact of environmental concerns and perceptions of transport alternatives on decisions to drive
Keywords: Driving, theory of planned behaviour, environmental concern, goal conflict, personal norms
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/118546
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