Environmental Participation and Environmental Motivation

We explore whether environmental motivation affects environmental behavior by focusing on volunteering. The paper first introduces a theoretical model of volunteering in environmental organizations. In a next step, it tests the hypothesis working with a large micro data set covering 32 countries from both Western and Eastern Europe using several different proxies to measure environmental motivation. Our results indicate that environmental motivation has a strong impact on individuals’ voluntary engagement in environmental organizations. A higher level of environmental motivation due to higher environmental moral standards may lead to a stronger voluntary involvement in environmental organizations.


Issue Date:
2008-11
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/46652
Total Pages:
47
JEL Codes:
D11; H41; H26; H73; D64
Series Statement:
CCMP
95.2008




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