Hydrogen fuel station acceptance: a structural equation model based on the technology acceptance framework

N.M.A. Huijts, E.J.E. Molin, B. van Wee

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Abstract

Stimulating hydrogen fuel use is an important candidate policy option for increasing the sustainability of the transport system. Both public support and public opposition may influence the implementation of hydrogen fuel stations. Therefore, this paper examines psychological determinants of citizens' supporting or opposing intentions to take action. A causal model based on the technology acceptance framework is suggested. For both supporters and opponents a structural equation model was estimated. The hypothesized causal relationships are largely confirmed and the models well explain intention to act among the Dutch participants. The three strongest determinants of intention to act in favor of the technology are personal norm, positive affect and the perceived effects of the technology. For intention to act against the technology these are personal norm, negative affect, and trust in the industry. Implications are discussed in relation to the technology acceptance framework and to hydrogen fuel station acceptance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-166
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Environmental Psychology
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hydrogen
  • Psychological determinants
  • Technology acceptance

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