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2007 | 25 | 1 | 103-120

Article title

ENERGY CONSERVATION AS PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOUR - A HUNGARIAN CASE

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Languages of publication

HU

Abstracts

EN
The solution of ecological problems requires the contribution of international organizations, national governments, civil organizations, companies, academic researchers, and individuals. Individuals have several opportunities to lower their own environment use; one form of it is energy conserving behaviour. Household energy use is a relevant question because producing energy burdens the environment. Households can conserve water, gas and electricity in many ways but every behaviour requires some kind of sacrifices (inconvenience, money, etc.). According to international consumer researches, the motivations of energy-conserving behaviour can save money, together with environmental/moral considerations. Positive environmental attitudes, beliefs and values influence energy-saving behaviour favourably. According to our research, the Hungarian population has positive general environmental attitudes, and can be divided into five clusters: Unheeding townspeople, Environment sensitive people, Distance-keeper inquirers, Doubters, and Responsibility-taker countrymen. People fundamentally try to save energy and expect it from family members, too. The main motivations are money saving and inner driving forces, but in the third place there is environment protection as energy conserving motivation. However, we have some doubts in connection with this result because respondents definitely want to meet some imaginary requirements, and this intention influences the answers. The Hungarian people are not environmentally conscious in their purchases, but their energy conserving behaviour is widespread. In demographics gender, age and education have a weak or possibly a medium effect, and property status and residence have a strongly significant influence. Positive attitudes increase while negative attitudes decrease the possibilities of such activities.

Year

Volume

25

Issue

1

Pages

103-120

Physical description

Document type

ARTICLE

Contributors

  • D. K. Ms Schäffer, no address given, contact the journal editor

References

Document Type

Publication order reference

Identifiers

CEJSH db identifier
09HUAAAA07126

YADDA identifier

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