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Psychosocial and behavioural factors associated with intention to save water around the home: A Greek case study

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© 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. As potable water becomes an increasingly scarce resource, its conservation has become a high priority around the world. This paper investigates psychosocial and behavioural factors influencing consumers' intention to engage in everyday water saving actions around the home. A web-based survey was used to collect data from 174 individuals in Greece. An extended theory of planned behaviour perspective was used to model intention to engage in water saving actions around the home. Research hypotheses were constructed regarding the influence of attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control, information exposure and current engagement in water saving actions. Engagement in water saving behaviour, and active engagement with information on water conservation, predicted intention to save water; however, mere exposure to information was not implicated. Subjective norms and perceptions of control predicted intention to save water but attitudes towards saving water did not.

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This work is part of the ISS-EWATUS project (issewatus.eu) and has been funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 619228.

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Procedia Engineering

Volume

119

Issue

1

Pages

1447 - 1454

Citation

PERREN, K. and YANG, L., 2015. Psychosocial and behavioural factors associated with intention to save water around the home: A Greek case study. Procedia Engineering, 119 (1), pp. 1447-1454.

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© The Authors. Published by Elsevier

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ . It was also presented at the 13th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, (CCWI2015).

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1877-7058

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en

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