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|Title:||Environmental participation and environmental motivation |
García Valiñas, María A.
|Issue Date:||2008 |
|Series/Report no.:||Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 95.2008|
|Abstract:||We explore whether environmental motivation affects environmental behavior by focusing on volunteering. The paper first introduces a theoretical model of volunteering in environmental organizations. In a next step, it tests the hypothesis working with a large micro data set covering 32 countries from both Western and Eastern Europe using several different proxies to measure environmental motivation. Our results indicate that environmental motivation has a strong impact on individuals' voluntary engagement in environmental organizations. A higher level of environmental motivation due to higher environmental moral standards may lead to a stronger voluntary involvement in environmental organizations.|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||FEEM Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei |
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