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Statistics and Evaluation Center, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St., Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

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Department of Sociology, Emory University, 1555 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

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Department of Sociology, Oberlin College, 101 N. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074, USA

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Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 5807 Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, USA





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Abstract This study examines how perceptions of the legitimacy of university sustainability efforts—support by the administration authorization or from students’ peers endorsement—as well as the physical context in which students live, matter in shaping students’ environmentally responsible behaviors ERBs. Using survey data collected from fourth-year students at a university in the Southeastern US, we employ Seeming Unrelated Regression to analyze the impact of perceived legitimacy and context on recycling and conservation behaviors, controlling for demographic characteristics, pro-environmental attitudes, and environmental identity. Our findings indicate that students’ perceptions of what university administrators support affect the likelihood of students to enact recycling and conservation behaviors, and peer support influences conservation behaviors. This research contributes to the literature on legitimacy by examining how legitimacy processes work in natural, rather than experimental, settings. View Full-Text

Keywords: environmentally responsible behaviors; legitimacy; university administration environmentally responsible behaviors; legitimacy; university administration





Autor: Lesley Watson 1,* , Karen A. Hegtvedt 2, Cathryn Johnson 2, Christie L. Parris 3 and Shruthi Subramanyam 4

Fuente: http://mdpi.com/



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