Conflicts in Everyday Life: The Influence of Competing Goals on Domestic Energy Conservation

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Selvefors, Anneli; Karlsson, I.; Rahe, Ulrike;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Sustainability,volume 7,issue 5 5,pages1-18 (issn: 2071-1050)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su7055963
  • Subject: pro-environmental behavior | conservation | energy; conservation; goals; behavior change; pro-environmental behavior | behavior change | energy | goals
    • jel: jel:Q2 | jel:Q3 | jel:Q0 | jel:Q | jel:Q5 | jel:Q56 | jel:O13

A common approach for understanding people’s domestic energy behavior is to study the influence of deterministic factors, such as attitudes, norms and knowledge, on behavior. However, few studies have succeeded in fully explaining people’s behavior based on these factor... View more
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