The author is grateful for the comments provided by Susan Moore, Barry Fallon, Christine Armatas, the Psychology of Conservation Group members, (Victoria, Australia), and two anonymous reviewers on earlier versions of this paper, as well as to Christine Armatas who organized the data collection phase of the project and the students who collected the data.
The Prediction of Household Recycling of Newspapers: The Role of Attitudes, Intentions, and Situational Factors1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 440–462, March 1995
How to Cite
Boldero, J. (1995), The Prediction of Household Recycling of Newspapers: The Role of Attitudes, Intentions, and Situational Factors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25: 440–462. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1995.tb01598.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
The present study was designed to examine differences between respondents who recycled during a 2-week observation period and those who did not. Of interest was the ability of factors drawn from Ajzen and Madden's (1986) theory of planned behavior and situational factors such as perceptions of borough councils' recycling programs to predict who would recycle. It was found that, although attitudes and intentions to recycle household newspapers were significant predictors of recycling behavior, factors associated with the inconvenience of recycling and the programs provided by borough councils, as well as respondents' past recycling behavior, were also significant predictors.