Recycling behaviour among householders: Synthesizing determinants via a meta-analysis
2013 (English)In: Waste and Biomass Valorization, ISSN 1877-2641, Vol. 4, no 2, 221-235 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A meta-analysis was made of results from previous studies on different variables influencing and determining the recycling behaviour of householders. These studies were conducted by researchers working in various fields in a number of different countries and are published in diverse journals.
We evaluated trends in research outputs in the period 1990-2010, during which the provision of recycling facilities to householders has greatly expanded and requirements have become more extensive and often more complex. Variables affecting the recycling behaviour of householders were classified into four theoretical groups: socio-psychological, technical-organisational, individual socio-demographic and study-specific. These groups (clusters) were identified in a meta-analysis of 63 empirical studies culled from published research. The strongest predictors of householders’ recycling behaviour were identified as being convenience, moral norms, information and environmental concern. The theoretical framework developed can be used to formulate questionnaires and in data analysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer-Verlag New York, 2013. Vol. 4, no 2, 221-235 p.
Recycling behaviour, household waste, motivation, meta-analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102507DOI: 10.1007/s12649-012-9144-4ISI: 000209197400004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84879465842OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102507DiVA: diva2:553309
QC 201311212012-09-192012-09-182015-10-06Bibliographically approved