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Locus of control, neuroticism and spirituality as predictors of waste-prevention behaviors


Karbalaei, Samaneh and Abdollahi, Abbas and Momtaz, Vahid and Abu Talib, Mansor (2014) Locus of control, neuroticism and spirituality as predictors of waste-prevention behaviors. Ecopsychology, 6 (4). pp. 252-259. ISSN 1942-9347


Waste production is an important issue in both developed and developing countries; consequently, it is imperative to improve our knowledge about waste-prevention behaviors. This study aimed to investigate the relationships between locus of control, neuroticism, spirituality, and waste-prevention behaviors. Students (226 females and 214 males, from 17 to 46 years of age, M±SD=25.53±5.37) from Universiti Putra Malaysia were recruited for this study, and they completed self-report questionnaires. Structural equation modeling estimated that university students with internal personal control, higher levels of spirituality, and higher levels of neuroticism were more likely to report a positive attitude toward waste-prevention behaviors. These findings highlight the importance of personality traits in waste-prevention behaviors. Subsequently, the results demonstrated that waste-prevention behaviors can help prevent wasting economic efficiency and are vital to prevent nonrenewable resource depletion and environmental destruction. Key Words: Locus of control—Neuroticism—Spirituality—Waste-prevention behaviors.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2014.0038
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers
Keywords: Locus of control; Neurotism; Spirituality; Waste prevention behaviour
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 00:38
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 00:38
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/34398
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