Applying the theory of planned behavior and media dependency theory : predictors of public pro-environmental behavioral intentions in Singapore
Ho, Shirley S.
Date of Issue2014
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Applying the theory of planned behavior and media dependency theory, this study examines the effects of attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, media dependency, traditional media attention, Internet attention, and interpersonal communication on two types of proenvironmental behaviors—green-buying and environmental civic engagement. Regression analysis of a nationally representative survey of adult Singaporeans (N = 1,168) indicated that attitude, perceived behavioral control, media dependency, traditional media attention, and interpersonal communication were positively associated with green-buying. Notably, traditional media attention, as well as interpersonal communication, moderated the influence of media dependency on green-buying behavior. In addition, attitude, descriptive norms, media dependency, Internet attention, and interpersonal communication positively predicted environmental civic engagement. Findings suggest the importance of communication factors in the adoption of the two proenvironmental behaviors.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Communication theories and models
© 2014 Taylor & Francis. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Environmental Communication, Taylor & Francis. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2014.932819].