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An Investigation on Cynicism and Environmental Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Pro-Environmental Behavior

Psychology, 6, 234-242 (2015)

10 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2015  

Juneman Abraham

Bina Nusantara University

Murty Magda Pane

Bina Nusantara University (Binus)

Rina Patriana Chairiyani

Bina Nusantara University (Binus)

Date Written: February 12, 2015

Abstract

Environmental problem is one of the biggest problems that threatens human life. Human behavior has long been known to play an important role in maintaining and improving environmental sustainability. Psychological studies investigating predictors of pro-environmental behavior have been carried out, but no studies link it with cynicism and self-efficacy simultaneously. This study design was predictive correlational and data analysis technique employed was multiple linear regression analysis. Participants of this study were 205 undergraduate students in Jakarta (132 males, 73 females; Mage=19.68 years old; SDage=0.849 years) taken using convenience sampling technique. This study found that cynicism and environmental self-efficacy are able to predict pro-environmental behavior in positive directions. This study suggests revising the measurement instrument of cynicism.

Keywords: Cynicism, Self-Efficacy, Pro-Environmental Behavior

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Abraham, Juneman and Pane, Murty Magda and Chairiyani, Rina Patriana, An Investigation on Cynicism and Environmental Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Pro-Environmental Behavior (February 12, 2015). Psychology, 6, 234-242 (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2564512

Juneman Abraham (Contact Author)

Bina Nusantara University ( email )

Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III No. 45, Palmerah
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities
Jakarta Barat, DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia
+62215345830 (Phone)

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Murty Magda Pane

Bina Nusantara University (Binus) ( email )

Character Building Development Center
Jl Kemanggisan Ilir III/45, Kemanggisan / Palmerah
Jakarta Barat, ID DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia

Rina Patriana Chairiyani

Bina Nusantara University (Binus) ( email )

Character Building Development Center
Jl Kemanggisan Ilir III/45, Kemanggisan / Palmerah
Jakarta Barat, ID DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia

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