Developing interventions to change recycling behaviors: A case study of applying behavioral science

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TitleDeveloping interventions to change recycling behaviors: A case study of applying behavioral science
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGainforth, HL, Sheals, K, Atkins, L, Jackson, R, Michie, S
JournalApplied Environmental Education & Communication
Volume15
Issue4
Pagination325 - 339
Date Published2016/10/01/
ISBN Number1533-015X
KeywordsInclude, LMD review
AbstractThe Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) and the Behavior Change Wheel (BCW) are frameworks that can be used to develop recycling interventions. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the utility of these frameworks for developing recycling interventions. 20 semistructured interviews with university building users were analyzed using the TDF and BCW. Environmental context and resources, beliefs about consequences, knowledge, and intention were identified as the key theoretical domains influencing recycling behaviors. The BCW was used to develop recommendations for intervention. This research is the first case study to demonstrate how the TDF and the BCW can be used to develop recycling interventions.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2016.1241166