Social Structural and Social Psychological Bases of Environmental Concern

  title={Social Structural and Social Psychological Bases of Environmental Concern},
  author={Thomas Dietz and Paul C. Stern and Gregory A. Guagnano},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  pages={450 - 471}
Efforts to explain environmental concern as a function of social structure have revealed some weak but reliable associations. Stronger associations have been found between environmental concern and social psychological variables including attitudes, beliefs, and worldviews. The authors used the 1993 General Social Survey to explore a conceptual framework that postulates four causal levels: social structural factors and early socialization experiences; general worldview and ideology about… 

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