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Title: Explicating perceived sustainability-related climate : a situational motivator of pro-environmental behavior
Authors: Leung, Yan Wah
Rosenthal, Sonny
Keywords: Recycling
DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication
Pro-Environmental Behavior
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Leung, Y. W., & Rosenthal, S. (2019). Explicating perceived sustainability-related climate : a situational motivator of pro-environmental behavior. Sustainability, 11(1), 231-. doi:10.3390/su11010231
Series/Report no.: Sustainability
Abstract: Individuals take cues from their surroundings when deciding whether to perform pro-environmental behaviors. Previous studies have acknowledged the role of structural, policy, and communication efforts to encourage pro-environmental behavior. Such studies demonstrate the importance of evaluating the external contexts when examining behaviors. Yet, there is a lack of explication of what external context is entailed. Expanding the concept of perceived sustainability-related climate (PSRC) used in organizational communication literature, this study proposes two dimensions that shape PSRC in the workplace—structural cues and social cues. The study then generalizes PSRC such that it is applicable in contexts beyond the workplace and proposes a 10-item scale to measure PSRC. Using confirmatory factor analysis, this study tests the factor structure and concurrent validity of the concept. The study also tests convergent validity of PSRC with social norms, perceived behavioral control, and attitudes.
DOI: 10.3390/su11010231
Rights: © 2019 The Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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