Influence of Five Types of Ecological Attachments on General Pro-Environmental Behavior
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 85, (2013) 535-543
9 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 20, 2013
This research related five attachment objects all together, i.e. home attachment, neighborhood cohesion, workplace/campus attachment, city attachment, and national identity, with general pro-environmental behavior. Additional analysis included prejudice toward pro-environmental activists and psycho-socio-demographic profiles as explanatory variables. The participants were 262 urban young adults (121 males, 141 females; Mage = 30.09 years, SDage = 9.82 years) who are citizens of Jakarta and its surrounding areas. The result showed that the higher the attachment to, consecutively, workplace/campus, city, and neighborhood, the higher the general pro-environmental behavior. Home attachment, national identity, and prejudice toward pro-environmental activists could not predict pro-environmental behavior.
Keywords: pro-environment, community, attachment, urban psychology
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