ERIC Number: ED241732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Consistency of Attitude and Behavior by Adolescents in the Area of Energy Conservation.
Lytle, Jacque R.; Chamberlain, Valerie M.
This study examined the relationship between the energy use for personal and family activities. Data were collected from a sample of 227 students in 11 secondary public schools in central city, suburban, small town, and rural areas. Students completed instruments that measured energy conservation attitudes, behaviors, and levels of attitudinal quality specified as affective, cognitive, and direct experience. Demographic data were also collected. Multiple regression analysis was applied to the data to determine sources of significant variance on the consistency score. Further treatment of the data to determine significant differences between selected demographic variables and the consistency score was performed using t-tests and analysis of variance. Differences in the consistency of attitude and behavior were found to be associated using both sex and employment status. No significant differences in attitude-behavior consistency were associated with the other demographic variables measured. No significant relationships existed between the attitudinal qualities measured and the consistency of energy conservation attitudes and behavior of respondents in this study. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 1983).