The Effects of a Self-Monitoring Procedure on Sustainable Behavior

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Self-monitoring procedures are commonly used to assess environmentally sustainable behavior. The current experiment evaluated the effects of a self-monitoring procedure on two sustainable behaviors within a university office. A senior assistant was asked to report on light usage and energy-saver use on the copier in an office break room. Her reports were then compared with independent observations. Results showed that her reports were highly correspondent with independent observations although no change in target behaviors occurred. Changes in behavior occurred when she was asked to engage in the target behaviors. Results suggest that although self-monitoring procedures can correctly assess sustainable behaviors, ... continued below

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Eni, Chinedu Peter August 2011.

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Self-monitoring procedures are commonly used to assess environmentally sustainable behavior. The current experiment evaluated the effects of a self-monitoring procedure on two sustainable behaviors within a university office. A senior assistant was asked to report on light usage and energy-saver use on the copier in an office break room. Her reports were then compared with independent observations. Results showed that her reports were highly correspondent with independent observations although no change in target behaviors occurred. Changes in behavior occurred when she was asked to engage in the target behaviors. Results suggest that although self-monitoring procedures can correctly assess sustainable behaviors, they may not be suitable for behavior change.

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Eni, Chinedu Peter. The Effects of a Self-Monitoring Procedure on Sustainable Behavior, thesis or dissertation, August 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84201/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .