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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
Dmitry Kovalevsky (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
Dmitry Kovalevsky (editor)

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Fischertwiete 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

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Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

Fax: +86 29 82668723 Email: jzzhang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn


An Empirical Study on the Public’s Environmental Protection Behavior and Related Factors

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 5(3) (2017) 201--209 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2017.09.003

Juan Liao$^{1}$; Qing Wang$^{2}$

$^{1}$ School of Management, Capital Normal University,No.105 West Third Ring North Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100089, China

$^{2}$ Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing, 100035, China

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Abstract

Based on the theory of planned behavior, a framework including social demographic factors and individual satisfaction on the environment was constructed. The authors carried out an empirical study on the factors affecting the public’s environment protection behavior using the multiple regression analysis method based on China public environmental protection index survey data in 2008. The results show that: social demographic variables such as age, gender, education level, occupation etc. however the individual's environmental protection awareness and environmental satisfaction actually have significant influence. The environmental protection awareness has positive effect on individual’s environmental protection behavior, while the environmental satisfaction has negative effect on it. According to above results the paper put forward to strengthening the public participation in environmental protection activities.

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