Attitudes and behaviours towards water conservation on the Mediterranean coast: the role of socio-demographic and place-attachment factors

X. Garcia, A. Llausàs, A. Ribas, P. Jeffreys, C. Munro, D Sauri

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Abstract

Previous research has suggested that a range of socio-demographic and place-attachment attributes might indicate the willingness of households to take direct action on water conservation. Based on a study of suburban residents from the Girona region of Spain, this article seeks to determine whether such variables are associated with pro-environmental water-conservation attitudes and behaviours. Results show no significant or consistent relationships between these predictors and a suite of attitudinal and behavioural variables, suggesting that the characteristics and descriptors of place attachment and pro-environmental behaviour may need further discrimination if relationships between the two are to be used to inform policy and intervention. © 2013 Copyright 2013 International Water Resources Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-296
JournalWater International
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013

Keywords

  • place attachment
  • pro-environmental behaviour
  • Spain
  • water conservation

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