Values and Attitude Formation Towards Emerging Attitude Objects: From Recycling to General, Waste Minimizing Behavior

John Thøgersen, Suzanne C. Grunert-Beckmann

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Abstract

While a number of studies have dealt with the antecedents of recycling behavior, other waste minimizing behaviors have received much less attention in consumer behavior research. A few studies have tested the so-called values-attitude-behavior hierarchy within the environmental domain, assuming that values are crucial to understand environment-related behaviors but that the importance of values will be underestimated if critical mediating constructs are not assessed. This study follows this tradition while, at the same time, investigating the importance of values for attitude formation towards emerging attitude objects in a Danish setting. The importance of values for attitude formation is confirmed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Consumer Research
Volume24
Pages (from-to)182-189
Number of pages8
ISSN0098-9258
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event24th Annual Conference of the Association for Consumer Research. ACR 1996 - Tucson, United States
Duration: 10 Oct 199613 Oct 1996
Conference number: 24

Conference

Conference24th Annual Conference of the Association for Consumer Research. ACR 1996
Number24
CountryUnited States
CityTucson
Period10/10/199613/10/1996

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