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Title: How to teach recycling at an advanced phase of diffusion
Authors: Díaz Meneses, Gonzalo 
UNESCO Clasification: 530802 Comportamiento del consumidor
Keywords: Cognitive-Based Models
Ecological Conscience
Recycling Behavior
Issue Date: 2006
Journal: Journal of Environmental Education 
Abstract: The author conducted an empirical study based on structural equation modeling with a convenience sample of 246 individuals with the goal of demonstrating that recycling behavior is a routine conduct and should be addressed as such in educational materials. Although the classic hierarchy of effects dominates the interpretation of recycling behavior in existing literature, another cognitive model may explain this desired conduct more accurately. Results showed that the classic learning method was a powerful route to achieve the desired conduct because of its capacity to engage the evaluation holder in a conscious re-examination of ecological conscience and beliefs about recycling which underlie the evaluations. Nevertheless, recycling has become common, so today's environmentalists could provide a limited amount of information to activate recycling behavior and then to set in motion existing favorable evaluations. In addition, results showed that psychographic characteristics related to this adoption process play a moderating role in the adoption of recycling behavior. This research leads to recommendations that may improve environmental education. Copyright © 2006 Heldref Publications.
ISSN: 0095-8964
DOI: 10.3200/JOEE.37.4.19-32
Source: Journal of Environmental Education[ISSN 0095-8964],v. 37 (4), p. 19-32, (Junio 2006)
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