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The Psychological Factors Underlying Participation in Nature Conservation Projects: Wetland restoration and forest preservation examined through the framework of the Value-Belief-Norm theory

Rahm, Johan LU and Johansson, Maria LU (2008) IAPS 20, 2008 In IAPS 20 Conference Proceedings on CD-Rom
Abstract
The conservation of biological diversity is a matter of uttermost importance and its significance is stressed in the environmental goals of the Swedish government. Among the environmental goals there are several distinctly defined goals related to biological diversity which are to be accomplished within a set amount of time. In order to succeed with these goals it is important to understand what influences people to participate in conservation projects. The present study casts light on the psychological factors behind the participation in nature conservation projects aiming to promote biodiversity. Two projects, wetland restoration and forest preservation, are examined through the framework of the VBN (Value-Belief-Norm) theory. A survey... (More)
The conservation of biological diversity is a matter of uttermost importance and its significance is stressed in the environmental goals of the Swedish government. Among the environmental goals there are several distinctly defined goals related to biological diversity which are to be accomplished within a set amount of time. In order to succeed with these goals it is important to understand what influences people to participate in conservation projects. The present study casts light on the psychological factors behind the participation in nature conservation projects aiming to promote biodiversity. Two projects, wetland restoration and forest preservation, are examined through the framework of the VBN (Value-Belief-Norm) theory. A survey was conducted among 120 farmland owners and 160 forest owners in southern Sweden. Results point to the importance of knowledge and commitment for the awareness of threats to biodiversity, ascription of a personal responsibility and the activation of personal norms. The importance of the interplay between psychological and contextual factors for explaining the participation is also highlighted. (Less)
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Psychological Factors, Participation, Nature Conservation Projects, Wetland Restoration, Forest Preservation, Value-Belief-Norm Theory
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Bonaiuto, Marino; Bonnes, Mirila; Nenci, Anna Maria and Carrus, Giuseppe
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  author       = {Rahm, Johan and Johansson, Maria},
  editor       = {Bonaiuto, Marino and Bonnes, Mirila and Nenci, Anna Maria and Carrus, Giuseppe},
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