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Theory of Planned Behavior and the Value-Belief-Norm Theory explaining willingness to pay for a suburban park



Theory of Planned Behavior and the Value-Belief-Norm Theory explaining willingness to pay for a suburban park



Journal of Environmental Management 113: 251-262



This paper analyses whether the environmental profile of park visitors as defined by the components of the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Value-Belief-Norm Theory, determines their willingness to pay for park conservation. The sample consists of 194 visitors to a suburban Spanish park. Under these theories, it is shown that positive attitudes, a strong orientation towards biospheric and altruistic values with strong pro-environmental and normative beliefs determine the visitors' willingness to pay. Various fit statistics and the proportion of explained variance reveal that Theory of Planned Behavior has a greater influence on willingness to pay. The managers of urban spaces should direct their efforts to obtaining greater knowledge of people's attitudes, beliefs and pro-environmental values given their importance in their decisions regarding economic valuation of this sort of resources.

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Accession: 036606639

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PMID: 23041517

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.08.029


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