Why Are You Doing Things for the Environment? The Motivation Toward the Environment Scale (MTES)1

  title={Why Are You Doing Things for the Environment? The Motivation Toward the Environment Scale (MTES)1},
  author={L. G. Pelletier and Kim M. Tuson and Isabelle Green-Demers and Kimberley Noels and Ann M. Beaton},
  journal={Journal of Applied Social Psychology},
This paper presents 4 studies which were conducted for the purpose of constructing and validating a new measure of people's motivation for environmental behaviors, namely the Motivation Toward the Environment Scale (MTES). The MTES consists of subscales that measure an individual's level of intrinsic, extrinsic, and a motivation for environmental behaviors. These subscales correspond to the different forms of motivation identified by Deci and Ryan in their self-determination theory (SDT, 1985… 

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