You did, so you can and you will: Self-efficacy as a mediator of spillover from easy to more difficult pro-environmental behaviour

  title={You did, so you can and you will: Self-efficacy as a mediator of spillover from easy to more difficult pro-environmental behaviour},
  author={Nita Lauren and Kelly S. Fielding and Liam D. G. Smith and Winnifred R. Louis},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Psychology},
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Behavioral spillover theory has potential for promoting meaningful behavior change. Spillover occurs when engagement in environmental behaviors affects the adoption of other environmental behaviors.
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Compensatory and Catalyzing Beliefs: Their Relationship to Pro-environmental Behavior and Behavioral Spillover in Seven Countries
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Can’t Hurt, Might Help: Examining the Spillover Effects From Purposefully Adopting a New Pro-Environmental Behavior
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Spillover Benefits: Emphasizing Different Benefits of Environmental Behavior and Its Effects on Spillover
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Identity and Guilt as Mediators of Pro-environmental Spillover
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This paper employs a qualitative, cross-cultural approach to explore people’s subjective self-reflections on their experiences of pro-environmental behavioral spillover in three countries; Brazil, China, and Denmark to conclude that targeting behavioral catalysts that generate more socially diffuse spillover effects could offer more potential than conventional spillover involving a single individual.


Self-Efficacy and Intrinsic Motivation Guiding Environmental Behavior
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