Connectedness and its consequences: a study of relationships with the natural environment

Hinds, J., Sparks, P., Curnock, S. and Pavey, L. (2014) Connectedness and its consequences: a study of relationships with the natural environment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44 (3). pp. 166-174. ISSN 1559-1816.

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Abstract

Recent interest in people's engagement with the natural environment has resulted in a series of empirical measures and important research findings. Two studies reported here complement this literature in producing a concise measure of connectedness to the natural environment and assessing its independent predictive impact within the structure of the theory of planned behavior. In Study 1 (n = 71), new measures of connectedness and caring were constructed; in Study 2 (n = 163), the connectedness measure was shown to be an independent predictor of people's intentions to reduce personal energy consumption levels. It is suggested that the measure of connectedness may capture some identity-related and/or affective experience that impacts (independently of more cognitive predictors) upon people's motivation in this domain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0076.5 Psychology research
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Joe Hinds
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 15:45
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 16:20
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/12716

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