Changing energy end-use patterns as a means of reducing global-warming trends

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TitleChanging energy end-use patterns as a means of reducing global-warming trends
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsDresner, M
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Volume21
Pagination41 - 46
Date Published1989///Winter1989/1990
ISBN Number00958964
Keywords*Original 959, 1MCM, 2WAC, 3WAC, 4AWB, BEHAVIOR modification, Education -- Simulation methods, global warming, Include, Include WAC, No abstract MCM, No abstract WAC, Power resources -- Study & teaching, R1 FINAL INCLUDE, Round1 Include, Round2, Round2 Include AWB, Round2 Include WAC, TEACHING aids & devices
AbstractA simulation game was designed and used as part of an experimental effort to change participants' behavior and attitudes toward energy conservation and renewable energy practices and devices and toward participating in supporting measures that encourage conservation at a local level. Social influence was found to be correlated significantly with the experimental treatment. Participants in the simulation game showed an increase in favorable attitudes toward home energy activism and exhibited a greater likelihood of action taking. Perceived political efficacy was seen to increase.
Short TitleJournal of Environmental Education