Environmental attitude as a mediator of the relationship between psychological restoration in nature and self-reported ecological behavior

Katarzyna Byrka , Terry Hartig , Florian Kaiser

Abstract

Environmental attitude and ecological behavior were investigated in relation to the use of nature for psychological restoration. Specifically, with sur- vey data from 468 German university students, the role of environmental attitude was investigated as a mediator of the restoration-behavior relationship. Assuming that positive experiences in nature can have a broad influence on environmental attitudes, the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) scale, an attitudinal measure with broad scope, was adopted. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated partial me- diation by environmental concern. The study helps to consolidate the restoration theme in the growing literature on positive motivations for ecological behavior.
Author Katarzyna Byrka (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Katarzyna Byrka,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Terry Hartig
Terry Hartig,,
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, Florian Kaiser
Florian Kaiser,,
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Journal seriesPsychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2010
Vol107 (3)
Pages847-859
Publication size in sheets0
Languageen angielski
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Citation count*38 (2020-09-29)
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