Bain_Promoting pro-environmental action.pdf - Climate Access

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Bain_Promoting pro-environmental action.pdf - Climate Access

LETTERSNATURE CLIMATE CHANGE DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1532Table 1 | Summary of measures (Study 1).Construct Items Scale Reliability*CriterionEnvironmental citizenshipVote for pro-environmental candidates;sign petitions supporting environmentalprotection; write to politicians/newspapersin support of environmental protection;donate to environmental organizations;read environmental publications; joinenvironmental groups1 Not at all likely5 Very likely0.88PredictorsPersonal characteristicsInterpersonal warmth Considerate; warm −5 Much less typical in society in 2050 than today 0.74Competence Independent; capable 0.68Morality Trustworthy; honest 0 No different to today 0.79Society-wide characteristicsSocietal dysfunction Violent crime; corruption; poverty; disease 0.82Societal development Technological progress; scientific progress;Financial wealth; economic development+5 Much more typical in society in 2050 than today 0.89*For two-item scales, correlations are reported. For other scales, Cronbach’s alpha is reported.Table 2 | Predictors of environmental citizenship for climatechange deniers (Study 1).Mean (s.d.) Beta t-value pInterpersonal warmth −0.21 (2.26) 0.33 2.34 0.020Competence 0.00 (2.27) 0.03 0.24 0.809Morality −0.48 (2.21) −0.08 −0.68 0.495Societal dysfunction 0.60 (2.18) −0.04 −0.56 0.577Societal development 0.13 (2.22) 0.32 3.83

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