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| Published: August 22, 2021

Determinants of Pro-Environmental Behavior by Using the Theory of Planned Behavior in Indian Context

Vinothkumar. M

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0903.092


Environment, in India, is currently under a great threat from the expansions of globalization, technologies, and a major shift in peoples life style that not conductive for a healthy abode which causes a constant disturbance in eco-system. In response to the growing universal environmental harms many calls for changes in how individuals should deal with the environmental issues. Based on this ground, the present study relied on the application of theory of planned behavior (TPB) to identify the individual’s beliefs that influence pro-environmental behavior which mitigate the environmental degradation. The 630 respondents from three major cities in Karnataka completed a questionnaire and SEM analysis revealed an excellent fit for the proposed TPB model; that attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control together caused 72. 6 per cent of variance in the individual’s intention to engage in PEB, which in turn, cause 46.8 per cent of variance in actual pro-environmental behavior.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021