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Antecedents of Proenvironmental Behaviors: An Examination of Cultural Values, Self-Efficacy, and Environmental Attitudes
Unformatted Document Text:  ICA-2-11744 Antecedents of Proenvironmental Behaviors 24 Table 2. Factor Loadings of Indicators Factors Indicators Unstd. Std. Collectivism I maintain harmony in my group. I respect the majority’s wish. I support my group, where they are right or wrong. I respect decisions made by my group. I remain in my group if they need me, even though dissatisfied with them. 1.00 1.65 1.64 1.25 1.65 .52 .70 .59 .66 .63 Perceived Consumer Effectiveness There is not much that I can do about the environment. I feel I can help solve natural resource problem by conserving water and energy. Each person’s behavior can have a positive effect on society by signing a petition in support of promoting the environment. 1.27 1.57 1.00 .75 .84 .53 Environmen-tal Attitudes The balance of nature is very delicate and easily upset. When humans interfere with nature it often produces disastrous consequences. Humans must live in harmony with nature in order to survive. Mankind is severely abusing the environment. I am extremely worried about the state of the world’s environment and what it will mean for my future. .69 .80 .66 .89 1.00 .65 .67 .64 76 .79 Green-buying Behaviors I make a special effort to buy paper and plastic products that are made from recycled materials. I have switched products for ecological reasons. I make a special effort to buy household chemicals such as detergents and cleansing solutions that are environmentally friendly. When I have a choice between two equal products, I purchase the one less harmful to other people and the environment. I have avoided buying a product because it had potentially harmful environmental effects. 1.00 1.40 1.29 1.40 1.27 .57 .79 .71 .68 .69 Energy-saving Behaviors I take steps to reduce the amount of electricity I use. I try to limit consumption of water. I try to reduce the amount of paper used or produced. I use public transportation, carpools, or a bicycle instead of a car, in an effort to save energy and reduce air pollution. 1.00 1.27 1.30 .93 .49 .63 .71 .45 Recycling Behaviors I keep garbage in separate piles of glass, plastic, paper, newspapers, and metal for recycling. I use a recycling center or in some way recycle some of my household trash. 1.00 .91 .74 .70 Political Behaviors I have attended meeting(s) related to environmental protection. I have signed a petition in support of promoting the environment. I have contributed money to support an environmental group or organization. I have written a letter to the government about the environment. I have written a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the environment. 1.00 1.38 1.22 1.05 .43 .62 .56 .62 .75 .57

Authors: Kim, Yeonshin. and Choi, Sejung Marina.
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ICA-2-11744 Antecedents of Proenvironmental Behaviors
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Table 2.
Factor Loadings of Indicators
Factors Indicators
Unstd.
Std.
Collectivism
I maintain harmony in my group.
I respect the majority’s wish.
I support my group, where they are right or wrong.
I respect decisions made by my group.
I remain in my group if they need me, even though dissatisfied with
them.
1.00
1.65
1.64
1.25
1.65
.52
.70
.59
.66
.63
Perceived
Consumer
Effectiveness
There is not much that I can do about the environment.
I feel I can help solve natural resource problem by conserving
water and energy.
Each person’s behavior can have a positive effect on society by
signing a petition in support of promoting the environment.
1.27
1.57
1.00
.75
.84
.53
Environmen-
tal Attitudes
The balance of nature is very delicate and easily upset.
When humans interfere with nature it often produces disastrous
consequences.
Humans must live in harmony with nature in order to survive.
Mankind is severely abusing the environment.
I am extremely worried about the state of the world’s environment
and what it will mean for my future.
.69
.80
.66
.89
1.00
.65
.67
.64
76
.79
Green-
buying
Behaviors
I make a special effort to buy paper and plastic products that are
made from recycled materials.
I have switched products for ecological reasons.
I make a special effort to buy household chemicals such as
detergents and cleansing solutions that are environmentally
friendly.
When I have a choice between two equal products, I purchase the
one less harmful to other people and the environment.
I have avoided buying a product because it had potentially harmful
environmental effects.
1.00
1.40
1.29
1.40
1.27
.57
.79
.71
.68
.69
Energy-
saving
Behaviors
I take steps to reduce the amount of electricity I use.
I try to limit consumption of water.
I try to reduce the amount of paper used or produced.
I use public transportation, carpools, or a bicycle instead of a car, in
an effort to save energy and reduce air pollution.
1.00
1.27
1.30
.93
.49
.63
.71
.45
Recycling
Behaviors
I keep garbage in separate piles of glass, plastic, paper, newspapers,
and metal for recycling.
I use a recycling center or in some way recycle some of my
household trash.
1.00
.91
.74
.70
Political
Behaviors
I have attended meeting(s) related to environmental protection.
I have signed a petition in support of promoting the environment.
I have contributed money to support an environmental group or
organization.
I have written a letter to the government about the environment.
I have written a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the
environment.
1.00
1.38
1.22
1.05
.43
.62
.56
.62
.75
.57


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