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Attitudes and pro-environmental behaviours: determining factor of personality and lifestyle

Abu Bakar, Aisyah and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Hitam, Mizan (2020) Attitudes and pro-environmental behaviours: determining factor of personality and lifestyle. Planning Malaysia, 18 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1672-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

Sustainability in well-being embodies the interconnecting course of how various systems influence each other. The more strongly individuals subscribe to values beyond their immediate interests, that is, prosocial, collectivistic and biospheric values, the more likely they are to engage in environmental behaviour. Issue: Existing research has limited evidence on specific values of Malaysian’s personality and lifestyle (PL) that have significant impact on attitude and proenvironmental behaviour (AP). Purpose: This paper aims to verify the statistical predictability of AP based on PL. Approach: Multiple Correlation and Multiple Linear Regression were carried out to assess linear associations and parameters of linear equations to predict AP components based on PL items. Findings: AP components were moderately predictable by some of the PL items. Specifically, ‘Urging media to raise environmental awareness’ and ‘being mindful about environmental destruction’ were the two strongest predictors of AP.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3833/80301
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitude and pro-environmental behaviour, personality and lifestyle
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 22:00
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 22:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80301

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