Comparing determinants of perceived and actual recycling skills: The role of motivational, behavioral and dispositional factors

Research
TitleComparing determinants of perceived and actual recycling skills: The role of motivational, behavioral and dispositional factors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPassafaro, P, Livi, S
JournalThe Journal of Environmental Education
Volume48
Issue5
Pagination347 - 356
Date Published2017/10/20/
ISBN Number0095-8964
Keywordsenvironmental attitudes, Include, need for cognitive closure, recycling skills, simulation task, Social norms, VRH review
AbstractAn empirical investigation assessed the role of different factors of motivational, behavioral, and dispositional nature in the prediction of both perceived and actual skills concerning household waste recycling. A structured questionnaire (measuring attitudes, social norms, perceived control, need for cognitive closure, self-reported household recycling behavior and perceived recycling skills) and a simulation task (assessing actual recycling skills) were administered to 300 participants in Italy. Results indicate that, although positively related, perceived and actual skills are two distinct constructs differently related to motivational, behavioral, and dispositional factors. Implications for designing educational interventions to increase citizens' recycling skills are discussed.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2017.1320961