Spatial framing, existing associations, and climate change beliefs

Brügger, Adrian; Pidgeon, Nick (2018). Spatial framing, existing associations, and climate change beliefs. Environmental values, 27(5), pp. 559-584. White Horse Press 10.3197/096327118X15321668325966

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Tailoring climate change messages to a particular spatial scale (e.g., specific country or region) is often seen as an effective way to frame communication about climate change. Yet the empirical evidence for the effectiveness of this strategy is scarce and little is known about how recipients react to spatially framed climate change messages. To learn more about the effects and usefulness of different spatial frames as a communication and engagement tool, we conducted a study in which we presented members of the general public with either a national or a global framing of climate change. In contrast to previous spatial framing studies, the present research used semi-structured interviews – rather than survey questions – to obtain rich, in-depth information about participants’ views of climate change. Irrespective of the framing, participants revealed associations that were located at various spatial scales.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Consumer Behavior

UniBE Contributor:

Brügger, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

0963-2719

Publisher:

White Horse Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Adrian Gadient-Brügger

Date Deposited:

04 Apr 2018 09:28

Last Modified:

06 Nov 2019 18:50

Publisher DOI:

10.3197/096327118X15321668325966

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.111676

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111676

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