Between Innovative and Habitual Behavior

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New paper co-authored by Collegium Civitas faculty members Prof. Małgorzata Baran, Prof. Krzysztof Kasianiuk and Dr Katarzyna Iwińska has been published in the journal “Frontiers in Energy Research”.

In the paper “Between Innovative and Habitual Behavior. Evidence from a Study on Sustainability in Greece, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom” the authors explore individuals’ pro-environmental innovative behavior (PEIB) as one of the conditions for developing more sustainable cities.

The authors: Małgorzata Baran, Richard Hazenberg, Katarzyna Iwińska, Krzysztof Kasianiuk, Ioannis Perifanos, Joana Maria Ferreira Da Silva and Clara Vasconcelos assume that energy-efficient sustainable cities are those where people behave sustainably. Hence, studying the conditions of human behavior is essential for understanding the transformation of cities. They focused on individual antecedents of pro-environmental innovative behavior with a survey conducted in five European countries and a sample of 2502 participants. Descriptive and correlation statistical analyses confirm a moderate relationship between environmental awareness and environmental action. Based on this rudimentary analysis, the authors suggest further research on city energy transformation, including multiple aspects of individual behavior.

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This research has been conducted within the PASSION- Partnership for Sustainable development and Social Innovation project, funded by Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). Grant Number: PPI/APM/2019/1/00096/DEC/01.