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The awareness of consequences scale: An exploration, empirical analysis, and reinterpretation

Ryan, Anthony; Spash, Clive


The value-belief-norm model assumes that egoistic, social-altruistic, and biospheric value orientations causally influence how people cognitively structure beliefs regarding adverse environmental consequences. Empirical studies have administered the Awareness of Consequences (AC) scale to differentiate between these 3 orientations. We report an analysis that challenges previous work in the field. Evidence is presented that indicates the AC scale should be reinterpreted as a measure of beliefs...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2012.00951.x


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