Money buys an SUV, while time fosters sufficiency? The influence of working hours, income and available time on high-impact unsustainable behaviour and pro-environmental behaviour

Neubert, Sebastian; Hanbury, Hugo; Bader, Christoph; Moser, Stephanie (2019). Money buys an SUV, while time fosters sufficiency? The influence of working hours, income and available time on high-impact unsustainable behaviour and pro-environmental behaviour (Unpublished). In: International Conference on Environmental Psychology (ICEP). Plymouth, United Kingdom. 04 - 06 September 2019.

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Recent studies have shown that psychological motivational constructs (like environmental awareness) only predict overconsumptious unsustainable behaviour with particular high environmental impact (like mobility behaviour) to a small extent, whereas income is the most relevant predictor. It has been considered that working time reduction might be a promising strategy to counter this harmful income effect. The less people work, the less money they have to spend on unsustainable behaviour. Additionally, reduced working time might increase discretionary time, and might thus allow individuals to better align their actions on their (pro-environmental) values, leading to an increase in sufficiency-oriented behaviour. However, intra-individual empirical evidence of these assumed effects is sparse.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Neubert, Sebastian Felix; Hanbury, Hugo Alexander; Bader, Christoph and Moser, Stephanie

Projects:

[1008] Zeit als neuer Wohlstand: Reduktion der Erwerbsarbeitszeit zur Förderung suffizienter Lebensstile
[804] Socio-Economic Transition

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

12 Dec 2019 13:33

Last Modified:

12 Dec 2019 13:33

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.135029

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/135029

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