Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53366
Authors: 
Torgler, Benno
García Valiñas, María A.
Macintyre, Alison
Year of Publication: 
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.
Subjects: 
Environmental Participation
Environmental Motivation
Environmental Morale
Pro-environmental Attitudes
Social Capital
JEL: 
D11
H41
H26
H73
D64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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