A tale of two locational settings: Is there a link between pro-environmental behaviour at work and at home?

Terry Tudor, Stewart Barr, Andrew Gilg

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the nature of the relationship between sustainable waste management behaviour between the ‘home’ and ‘work’ settings. A questionnaire survey of 566 employees of the Cornwall NHS (National Health Service) was used to examine the nature of the behaviour between the two settings and to understand the main factors influencing the behaviour. The results indicate that there is strong link in the behaviour of individuals between the two settings, with employees who practised recycling activities at home also being more likely to practise a similar behaviour at work. There was also some similarity in the level of sustainability of the behaviour between the two settings. These behaviours were strongly influenced by the underlying attitudes and beliefs of the staff towards the environment. The implications for policy-making to improve sustainable waste management behaviour amongst individuals in England and Wales are also discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLocal Environment
    Pages409-421
    Number of pages13
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

    Publication series

    NameLocal Environment
    Volume12

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    Tudor, T., Barr, S., & Gilg, A. (2007). A tale of two locational settings: Is there a link between pro-environmental behaviour at work and at home? In Local Environment (pp. 409-421). (Local Environment; Vol. 12). https://doi.org/10.1080/13549830701412513