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Understanding the impact of volunteering on pro-environmental behavioural change

Seymour, V. ORCID: 0000-0001-8264-3875, King, M. and Antonaci, R. (2018). Understanding the impact of volunteering on pro-environmental behavioural change. Voluntary Sector Review, 9(1), pp. 73-88. doi: 10.1332/204080518x15155917206307

Abstract

This article examines whether there is an association between engaging in environmental volunteering activities and pro-environmental behavioural change. Utilising self-reported surveys, the article explores the potential impact that environmental volunteering has on people's pro-environmental behaviours over time, using The Conservation Volunteers' two volunteering programmes – Green Gyms® and Action Teams – as a comparative case study. The findings show a positive association between environmental volunteering activities and a person's self-reported pro-environmental behaviours over time. Further, volunteers presented improved impact across almost all of the eight pro-environmental behaviours measured, with differences observed between the two volunteering programmes as well as sociodemographic groupings.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Voluntary Sector Review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Seymour, V. , King, M. and Antonaci, R. (2018). Understanding the impact of volunteering on pro-environmental behavioural change. Voluntary Sector Review, 9(1), pp. 73-88 is available online at: http://policypress.co.uk/journals/voluntary-sector-review
Publisher Keywords: Environmental volunteering; impact measurement; online survey; pro-environmental behaviour
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/21400
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