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Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities

Year 2019, Volume 9, Issue 1, 33 - 45, 08.12.2018

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to grasp preservice teachers’ recycling intention via Ajzen’s TPB model and to examine the TPB components regarding recycling opportunities of the residence where they lived in childhood, the city where they live at the moment and the university campus. Data were gathered via the scale named TPB survey that covers main TPB components in terms of attitude, subjective norm, personal behavioral control (PBC), intention to recycle, and recycling behavior. From a faculty of education in a university, 834 preservice teachers from different departments participated to study. The results indicated that preservice teachers’ attitude, subjective norm, and PBC were found as significant predictors of recycling intentions. Furthermore, preservice teachers’ recycling intentions and behavior were differentiated based on the recycling opportunities in their childhood residence, campus, and city.

References

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  • Ajzen, I. (2002). Perceived behavioural control, self-efficacy, locus of control, and the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32(4), 665-683.
  • Ajzen, I., & Driver, B. L. (1992). Application of the theory of planned behavior to leisure choice. Journal of Leisure Research, 24(3), 207-224.
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  • Bagozzi, R. P., & Dabholkar, P. A. (1994). Consumer recycling goals and their effect on decisions to recycle: A means‐end chain analysis. Psychology & Marketing, 11(4), 313-340.
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  • Hopper, J. R., & Nielsen, J. M. (1991). Recycling as altruistic behavior: Normative and behavioral strategies to expand participation in a community recycling program. Environment and behavior, 23(2), 195-220.
  • Kahriman-Öztürk, D. (2016). A Study on Preservice Preschool Teachers' Recycling Intentions in Relation to Parents' Educational Level and Recycling Opportunities. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 11(5), 949-956.
  • Kaivola, T. (2007). Sustainable development in teacher education. Towards Sustainable Development in Higher Education–Reflections, Helsinki: Publications of Finnish Ministry of Education, 6, 66-73.
  • Martin A & Steele F (2010) Sustainability in Key Professions: Accounting. A report prepared by the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability for the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
  • McCarty, J. A., & Shrum, L. J. (1994). The recycling of solid wastes: Personal values, value orientations, and attitudes about recycling as antecedents of recycling behavior. Journal of Business Research, 30(1), 53-62.
  • Nord, M., Luloff, A. E., & Bridger, J. C. (1998). The association of forest recreation with environmentalism. Environment and behavior, 30(2), 235-246.
  • Oztekin, C., Teksöz, G., Pamuk, S., Sahin, E., & Kilic, D. S. (2017). Gender perspective on the factors predicting recycling behavior: Implications from the theory of planned behavior. Waste Management, 62, 290-302.
  • Prestin, A., & Pearce, K. E. (2010). We care a lot: Formative research for a social marketing campaign to promote school-based recycling. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 54(11), 1017-1026.
  • Siraj-Blatchford, J., & Pramling-Samuelsson, I. (2016). Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood Care and Education: An Introduction. In International Research on Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood (pp. 1-15). Springer, Cham.Sustainable Development Goals Report (2018). United Nations.
  • Tekkaya, C., Kılıç, D. S., & Şahin, E. (2011, April). Geri dönüşüm davranışının Planlanmış Davranış Teorisi ile açıklanması: Sürdürülebilir bir kampüs için geri dönüşüm anketi. In 2nd International Conference on New Trends in Education and Their Implications (Vol. 27, p. 29).
  • Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu-TÜİK (2017). Atık Bertaraf ve Geri Kazanım Tesisleri İstatistikleri, 2016. Retrieved from http://www.tuik.gov.tr/PreHaberBultenleri.do?id=24877
  • Vining, J., & Ebreo, A. (1991). Are you thinking what I think you are? A study of actual and estimated goal priorities and decision preferences of resource managers, environmentalists, and the public. Society & Natural Resources, 4(2), 177-196.
  • Vining, J., Linn, L., & Burdge, R. J. (1992). Why Recycle? A Comparison of recycling motivations in four communities. Environmental Management, 16, 785-797.

Year 2019, Volume 9, Issue 1, 33 - 45, 08.12.2018

Abstract

References

  • Ajzen, I. (1985). From intentions to actions: A theory of planned behavior. In Action control (pp. 11-39). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  • Ajzen, I. (1991). The theory of planned behavior. Organizational behavior and human decision processes, 50(2), 179-211.
  • Ajzen, I. (2002). Perceived behavioural control, self-efficacy, locus of control, and the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32(4), 665-683.
  • Ajzen, I., & Driver, B. L. (1992). Application of the theory of planned behavior to leisure choice. Journal of Leisure Research, 24(3), 207-224.
  • Arcury, T. A., & Christianson, E. H. (1990). Environmental worldview in response to environmental problems: Kentucky 1984 and 1988 compared. Environment and behavior, 22(3), 387-407.
  • Bagozzi, R. P., & Dabholkar, P. A. (1994). Consumer recycling goals and their effect on decisions to recycle: A means‐end chain analysis. Psychology & Marketing, 11(4), 313-340.
  • Boldero, J. (1995). The Prediction of Household Recycling of Newspapers: The Role of Attitudes, Intentions, and Situational Factors 1. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25(5), 440-462.
  • Cheung, S. F., Chan, D. K. S., & Wong, Z. S. Y. (1999). Reexamining the theory of planned behavior in understanding wastepaper recycling. Environment and Behavior, 31(5), 587-612.
  • Conner, M., & Armitage, C. J. (1998). Extending the theory of planned behavior: A review and avenues for further research. Journal of applied social psychology, 28(15), 1429-1464.
  • Davies, J., Foxall, G. R., & Pallister, J. (2002). Beyond the intention–behaviour mythology: an integrated model of recycling. Marketing theory, 2(1), 29-113.
  • Ebreo, A., Hershey, J., & Vining, J. (1999). Reducing solid waste: Linking recycling to environmentally responsible consumerism. Environment and Behavior, 31(1), 107-135.
  • Elgaaied, L. (2012). Exploring the role of anticipated guilt on pro-environmental behavior–a suggested typology of residents in France based on their recycling patterns. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 29(5), 369-377.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (2010). U.S. EPA. 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Decontamination Research and Development Conference. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-11/052, 2011.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (2013). U.S. EPA. Report on the 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) International Decontamination Research and Development Conference. Research Triangle Park, NC, November 05 - 07, 2013. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-14/210, 2014.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (2016). Oudejans, L. Report on the 2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) International Decontamination Research and Development Conference. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-17/174, 2017.
  • Ferreira, J. A., Ryan, L., & Tilbury, D. (2006). Whole-school approaches to sustainability: A review of models for professional development in pre-service teacher education. Canberra: Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage and the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability (ARIES).
  • Hopper, J. R., & Nielsen, J. M. (1991). Recycling as altruistic behavior: Normative and behavioral strategies to expand participation in a community recycling program. Environment and behavior, 23(2), 195-220.
  • Kahriman-Öztürk, D. (2016). A Study on Preservice Preschool Teachers' Recycling Intentions in Relation to Parents' Educational Level and Recycling Opportunities. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 11(5), 949-956.
  • Kaivola, T. (2007). Sustainable development in teacher education. Towards Sustainable Development in Higher Education–Reflections, Helsinki: Publications of Finnish Ministry of Education, 6, 66-73.
  • Martin A & Steele F (2010) Sustainability in Key Professions: Accounting. A report prepared by the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability for the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
  • McCarty, J. A., & Shrum, L. J. (1994). The recycling of solid wastes: Personal values, value orientations, and attitudes about recycling as antecedents of recycling behavior. Journal of Business Research, 30(1), 53-62.
  • Nord, M., Luloff, A. E., & Bridger, J. C. (1998). The association of forest recreation with environmentalism. Environment and behavior, 30(2), 235-246.
  • Oztekin, C., Teksöz, G., Pamuk, S., Sahin, E., & Kilic, D. S. (2017). Gender perspective on the factors predicting recycling behavior: Implications from the theory of planned behavior. Waste Management, 62, 290-302.
  • Prestin, A., & Pearce, K. E. (2010). We care a lot: Formative research for a social marketing campaign to promote school-based recycling. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 54(11), 1017-1026.
  • Siraj-Blatchford, J., & Pramling-Samuelsson, I. (2016). Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood Care and Education: An Introduction. In International Research on Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood (pp. 1-15). Springer, Cham.Sustainable Development Goals Report (2018). United Nations.
  • Tekkaya, C., Kılıç, D. S., & Şahin, E. (2011, April). Geri dönüşüm davranışının Planlanmış Davranış Teorisi ile açıklanması: Sürdürülebilir bir kampüs için geri dönüşüm anketi. In 2nd International Conference on New Trends in Education and Their Implications (Vol. 27, p. 29).
  • Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu-TÜİK (2017). Atık Bertaraf ve Geri Kazanım Tesisleri İstatistikleri, 2016. Retrieved from http://www.tuik.gov.tr/PreHaberBultenleri.do?id=24877
  • Vining, J., & Ebreo, A. (1991). Are you thinking what I think you are? A study of actual and estimated goal priorities and decision preferences of resource managers, environmentalists, and the public. Society & Natural Resources, 4(2), 177-196.
  • Vining, J., Linn, L., & Burdge, R. J. (1992). Why Recycle? A Comparison of recycling motivations in four communities. Environmental Management, 16, 785-797.

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Social
Journal Section Research Papers
Authors

Savaş PAMUK (Primary Author)
AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY
0000-0001-8661-4262
Türkiye


Deniz KAHRIMAN-PAMUK This is me
MERSIN UNIVERSITY
0000-0002-7028-6097
Türkiye

Publication Date December 8, 2018
Published in Issue Year 2019, Volume 9, Issue 1

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Bibtex @research article { iejeegreen456610, journal = {International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education}, issn = {}, eissn = {2146-0329}, address = {}, publisher = {Sibel BALCI}, year = {2018}, volume = {9}, pages = {33 - 45}, doi = {}, title = {Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities}, key = {cite}, author = {Pamuk, Savaş and Kahrıman-pamuk, Deniz} }
APA Pamuk, S. & Kahrıman-pamuk, D. (2018). Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities . International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education , 9 (1) , 33-45 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iejeegreen/issue/40902/456610
MLA Pamuk, S. , Kahrıman-pamuk, D. "Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities" . International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 9 (2018 ): 33-45 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iejeegreen/issue/40902/456610>
Chicago Pamuk, S. , Kahrıman-pamuk, D. "Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities". International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 9 (2018 ): 33-45
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ISNAD Pamuk, Savaş , Kahrıman-pamuk, Deniz . "Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities". International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 9 / 1 (December 2018): 33-45 .
AMA Pamuk S. , Kahrıman-pamuk D. Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. 2018; 9(1): 33-45.
Vancouver Pamuk S. , Kahrıman-pamuk D. Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. 2018; 9(1): 33-45.
IEEE S. Pamuk and D. Kahrıman-pamuk , "Preservice Teachers’ Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities", International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 33-45, Dec. 2018