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Pro-environmental behavior and public understanding of climate change

Masud, Muhammad Mehedi and Akhtar, Rulia and Rafia, Afroz and Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Kari, Fatimah (2015) Pro-environmental behavior and public understanding of climate change. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies For Global Change, 20. pp. 591-600. ISSN 1573-1596 (O), 1381-2386 (P)

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine whether awareness, knowledge and risk perception of climate change have significant influence on attitudes and pro-environmental behaviour. The study found that awareness, knowledge and risk perception of climate change positively influence the formation of favourable attitudes future action climate change. In addition, this paper also found mediated relationship through attitudes between awareness, knowledge, risk perception and pro-environmental behaviour. The paper argues that people are more likely to accept pro-environmental behaviours only if they have sufficient understanding of the adverse impacts of no action. This study offers decision makers field data to formulate relevant environmental policies and strategies in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/45586
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public awareness Knowledge Risk perception Attitudes Climate change and pro-environmental behaviour
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 15:02
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 18:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45586

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