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Journal articles (2019), Social Indicators Research, 143 (2), pp. 811-838

An Attitude Model of Environmental Action: Evidence from Developing and Developed Countries

This paper analyzes the determinants of stated individual support towards environmental action. The analysis is realized by means of an original Partial Least Squares Path model of Environmental Awareness-Social Capital-Action and it is based on survey data provided in the fifth wave of the World Values Survey (2005–2009) regarding 34.612 individuals from 42 different countries. Besides the global estimates obtained on the whole set of countries, the paper proposes a subsample analysis for developed and developing countries, as well as country analyses for four major economies: China, India, Germany and the United States. We find that environmental awareness and trust in not-for-profit organizations are important determinants of individual action in support of environmentally friendly policies. In general, trust in science and technology does not crowd-out individual support towards the environment.

DAVINO, C., ESPOSITO VINZI, V., SANTACREU VASUT, E. and VRANCEANU, R. (2019). An Attitude Model of Environmental Action: Evidence from Developing and Developed Countries. Social Indicators Research, 143(2), pp. 811-838.