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Understanding the impact of volunteering on pro-environmental behavioural change

Seymour, V; King, M; Antonaci, R; (2018) Understanding the impact of volunteering on pro-environmental behavioural change. Voluntary Sector Review , 9 (1) pp. 73-88. 10.1332/204080518X15155917206307. Green open access

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Abstract

This article examines whether there is an association between engaging in environmental volunteering activities and pro-environmental behavioural change. Utilising self-reported surveys, the article explores the potential impact that environmental volunteering has on people’s pro-environmental behaviours over time, using The Conservation Volunteers’ two volunteering programmes – Green Gyms® and Action Teams – as a comparative case study. The findings show a positive association between environmental volunteering activities and a person’s self-reported pro-environmental behaviours over time. Further, volunteers presented improved impact across almost all of the eight pro-environmental behaviours measured, with differences observed between the two volunteering programmes as well as sociodemographic groupings.

Type: Article
Title: Understanding the impact of volunteering on pro-environmental behavioural change
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1332/204080518X15155917206307
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080518X15155917206307
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: environmental volunteering, impact measuring, online survey, pro-environmental behaviour
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10043768
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