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Willingness to accept climate change strategies: The effect of values and norms

Journal article
Authors Andreas Nilsson
Chris von Borgstede
Anders Biel
Published in Journal of Environmental Psychology
Issue 24
Pages 267-277
Publication year 2004
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 267-277
Language en
Keywords Values, norms, climate change, policy support
Subject categories Psychology

Abstract

The present study examined how values, organizational goals and norms influence willingness to accept climate change policy measures within organizations. Respondents were 356 decision makers within the public and private sectors in a metropolitan area of Sweden. Regression models were estimated to investigate the mediating effect of norms on the relationship between values and support of policy measures aimed at reducing green house gas emissions. The results showed that for decision makers in the public sector, but not in the private sector, environmental values were important determinants of willingness to accept climate change policy measures. As hypothesized, these effects were mediated by norms. Together these findings corroborate earlier research on public support for environmental movement

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