Contrasting the theory of planned behavior with the value-belief-norm model in explaning conservation behavior

F.G. Kaiser, G. Hübner, F.X. Bogner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

324 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

In this paper, we contrast the value-belief-norm (VBN) model and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) for the first time regarding their ability to explain conservation behavior. The participants represent a convenience sample of 468 university students. Using survey data and adopting previously established compound measures, structural equation analyses revealed a remarkable explanatory power for both theories: TPB’s intention accounted for 95% of people’s conservation behavior and VBN’s personal norms accounted for 64%. Compared to the VBN model, the TPB covered its concepts more hlly in terms of proportions of explained variance. More importantly, the fit statistics revealed that only the TPB depicts the relations among its concepts appropriately, whereas the VBN model does not.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2150-2170
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Contrasting the theory of planned behavior with the value-belief-norm model in explaning conservation behavior'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this