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Attitudes and behaviours towards water conservation on the Mediterranean coast: the role of socio-demographic and place-attachment factors

Previous research has suggested that a range of socio-demographic and place-attachment attributes might indicate the willingness of households to take direct action on water conservation. Based on a study of suburban residents from the Girona region of Spain, this article seeks to determine whether such variables are associated with pro-environmental water-conservation attitudes and behaviours. Results show no significant or consistent relationships between these predictors and a suite of attitudinal and behavioural variables, suggesting that the characteristics and descriptors of place attachment and pro-environmental behaviour may need further discrimination if relationships between the two are to be used to inform policy and intervention

Financial support was received from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CSO2010-17488) and the University of Girona (9110030-X3_1100_E32_09_21_08), which provided the funds for the datacollection phase of this project

© Water International, 2013, vol. 38, núm. 3, p. 283-296

Taylor and Francis

Author: Garcia Acosta, Xavier
Muro, Melanie
Ribas Palom, Anna
Llausàs i Pascual, Albert
Jeffrey, Paul
Saurí Pujol, David
Date: 2013 May 1
Abstract: Previous research has suggested that a range of socio-demographic and place-attachment attributes might indicate the willingness of households to take direct action on water conservation. Based on a study of suburban residents from the Girona region of Spain, this article seeks to determine whether such variables are associated with pro-environmental water-conservation attitudes and behaviours. Results show no significant or consistent relationships between these predictors and a suite of attitudinal and behavioural variables, suggesting that the characteristics and descriptors of place attachment and pro-environmental behaviour may need further discrimination if relationships between the two are to be used to inform policy and intervention
Financial support was received from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CSO2010-17488) and the University of Girona (9110030-X3_1100_E32_09_21_08), which provided the funds for the datacollection phase of this project
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 0250-8060 (versió paper)
1941-1707 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/13690
Language: eng
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Collection: MICINN/PN 2011-2014/CSO2010-17488
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2013.794641
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Is part of: © Water International, 2013, vol. 38, núm. 3, p. 283-296
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Subject: Aigua -- Conservació
Water conservation
Title: Attitudes and behaviours towards water conservation on the Mediterranean coast: the role of socio-demographic and place-attachment factors
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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