Social Exclusion and Green Consumption

Social Exclusion and Green Consumption

Date: August 2013
Creator: Naderi, Iman
Description: Social exclusion has garnered much attention from researchers across the social sciences, especially among social psychologists. However, given the fact that social relationships and consumption are two of the central activities in daily life, there is surprisingly little research on the impact of social connection threats within the realm of consumer behavior. This study examines the effect of social exclusion on proenvironmental behavior and green consumption. More precisely, the objectives of this study are threefold. The first objective is to examine whether the findings in social psychology literature on how excluded individuals respond to exclusion when they are exposed to proenvironmental consumption behavior. The second objective of this research is to find the underlying mechanism and to rule out some of the possible explanations (e.g., mood) for this effect. The final objective of this study is to establish some of the boundary conditions (individual differences and situational factors) for the proposed effect. The hypotheses of this study were developed based on two main theoretical bases borrowed from social psychology literature: empathy-altruism hypothesis (Batson 1991) and social reconnection hypothesis (Maner et al. 2007). Overall, it was proposed that while social exclusion decreases individuals’ inclination to engage in proenvironmental activities, socially excluded ...
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Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Date: 2010
Creator: Henry, Lisa; Carlson, Steve; Cheatham, Dennis; Gorby, Megan; Leach, Matt; McAllister, Guenivere et al.
Description: This presentation presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Date: December 14, 2010
Creator: Henry, Lisa; Carlson, Steve; Cheatham, Dennis; Gorby, Megan; Leach, Matt; McAllister, Guenivere et al.
Description: This paper presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service