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EMAC 2023 Annual

Climate change mitigation: The influencing chain of place attachment on pro-environmental behaviour

Published: May 24, 2023


Sonja Bidmon, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt; Fabienne Schmidt, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt


Environmental risks such as climate change have a detrimental effect on our lives and our planet. Thus, climate change mitigation is an urgent endeavour. Both, place attachment and pro-environmental behaviour have been well investigated during the past decade in various disciplines. However, there is a lack of research linking both in the realm of climate change mitigation, and investigating the influencing chain of place attachment on public and private pro-environmental behaviour intention by including a mediating effect of environmental risk perception and environmental concern. The authors report on an empirical study conducted in April and May 2022 with 240 respondents, thereof n=132 Austrian and n=108 Indonesian drawn from the students’ database of two universities by using an online survey in Qualtrics. The results derived from SEM emphasise the importance of place identity on pro-environmental behaviour intention by confirming a mediating effect of pro-environmental concern in the influencing chain. Possible moderator effects have been investigated. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.