Correlates Of Pro-Environmental Behaviour –A Review And Web-Analysis

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Dr. Arpita Chatterjee, Dr. Debdulal Dutta Roy


Pro-environmental behaviour is a set of behaviours practiced by individuals that seek to take measured actions to promote positive changes in the environment. This type of behaviour can therefore be labelled as goal directed pro‐environmental behaviour – behaviour which people adopt with the explicit goal of doing something beneficial for the environment. Pro-environmental behaviour includes recycling, conserving water, saving electricity, reusing, using public transportations or riding bikes or even walking, properly disposing of non-recyclable waste, using less paper when printing, and buying and/or consuming green products. The present study has been carried out with the following objective: to explore the correlates of the pro-environmental behaviour through literature survey. A literature search in different scientific databases was employed to identify studies that examine the link for pro-environmental behaviour, mainly from 2010 to 2021. In the present study different literatures were searched, followed by grouping of the articles of interest and a time scale respective web-analysis was done. The articles were grouped into six groups, and these six groups represent correlates of pro-environmental behaviour, where some of the articles represents more than one groups. The groups were: environmental awareness, beliefs, identity, psychological adaptations, personality and values.

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