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ERIC Number: ED490679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
An Instrument to Measure the Recycling Attitudes and Beliefs of Undergraduate Students at a Large Northeastern University
Jennings, Miranda E.
Online Submission
The results of this study of 168 first year university students are consistent with the literature and emphasized the strong motivating factor of social norms. Four characteristics of recyclers are identified using a 23-item measurement instrument--sorting, location, importance and social norms--which account for 29.7%, 14.0%, 8.9% and 7.1% of the variance explained respectively. The evidence of the influence of the social norm on attitudes and behavior is a valuable tool in helping motivate students to recycle and to have pro-recycling attitudes. Appended are: (1) 23-item Likert scale online survey; and (2) 5 data tables. (Contains 7 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A