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Voluntary Simplicity Lifestyles and Energy Conservation

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of Consumer Research, Volume 8, Number 3, p.243-252 (1981)

URL:

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_q=Transportation+Energy+Conservation+Programs&as_authors=Seligman

Keywords:

energy efficiency, values

Abstract:

This paper presents a behavioral index for measuring an individuals's tendency towards a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity, characterized by ecological awareness, attempts to become more self-sufficient, and efforts to decrease personal consumption of goods. The index is shown to predict energy conservation and intention to purchase solar equipment.