Volunteering, pro-environmental attitudes and norms

Garcia-Valinas, Maria A, Macintyre, Alison, & Torgler, Benno (2012) Volunteering, pro-environmental attitudes and norms. Journal of Socio-Economics, 41(4), pp. 455-467.

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In the spirit of previous work in the compliance literature (e.g., tax, littering), we investigate whether environmental social norms affect volunteering in environmental organizations. Using two ‘environmental morale’ variables as indirect measures, we analyze the impact of social norms on the incidence of unpaid work in environmental organizations. In addition, we test whether violation of a specific environmental norm initiates a conditional cooperation response. We explore a large individual data set covering 32 countries from both Western and Eastern Europe, and extend the number of countries investigated to test the robustness of the relationship at the macro level. Our results indicate a strong positive relationship between the proxies for environmental social norms and volunteering in environmental organizations. The relationship persists despite our various robustness checks.

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ID Code: 56419
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Environmental participation, Environmental social norms, Pro-environmental attitudes, Social capitals
DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2011.07.001
ISSN: 1879-1239
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2013 06:27
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2013 06:07

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