Does risk perception limit the climate change mitigation behaviors?


Choon, Shay Wei and Ong, Hway Boon and Tan, Siow Hooi (2019) Does risk perception limit the climate change mitigation behaviors? Environment, Development and Sustainability, 21 (4). pp. 1891-1917. ISSN 1387-585X; eISSN: 1573-2975

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This study aims to explore the potential mediating effect of risk perception between environmental consciousness, social trust and environmental knowledge to climate change mitigation behaviors and community green activity participation. The data were gathered from various categories of age strata in Klang Valley, Malaysia, from which 210 respondents participated in this study. Factor analysis, partial least squares and structural equation modeling tools were used to achieve these aims. The findings indicate that environmental consciousness and social trust are key predictors of risk perception. However, environment knowledge is not significantly related to risk perception. The proposed mediating influence of risk perceptions on mitigation behaviors and green activity participation are not supported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk perceptions, Environmental consciousness, Environmental knowledge, Social trust
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 20:13
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 20:13


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