Faculty Publications

Title

The Effects of Emergent Norms and Attitudes on Recycling Behavior

Document Type

Article

Keywords

attitudes, norms, recycling, social influence

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Environment and Behavior

Volume

46

Issue

4

First Page

403

Last Page

422

Abstract

Residence hall residents indicated their attitudes about recycling and their perceptions of whether friends and family believed they should recycle at the beginning and toward the end of a semester. They also reported their recycling behavior at the end of the semester. Attitudes, but not subjective norms, predicted behavior, and participants became more similar to their fellow group members in attitudes and behavior over time. Attitudes and fellow group member behavior best predicted recycling, supporting the theory of reasoned action, dynamic social impact theory, and their integration. © 2012 SAGE Publications.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1177/0013916512466093

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