A structural equation model of environmental attitude and behaviour : the Hong Kong experience

Oi-ling SIU, Kui-yin CHEUNG

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Abstract

The present study aims at establishing a structural equation model relating affect, verbal commitment, and actual commitment using a sample of 271 university students (119 males, 152 females) by applying the theory of reasoned action (Aizen & Fishbein, 1980). A linear structural equation relation (LISREL) model was developed to verify that verbal commitment is a function of affect, and in tum, determine actual commitment. Sixty percent of the variance of verbal commitment could be explained by affect, and 19 % of actual commitment could be explained by verbal commitment; yet only a small percentage of the variance of actual commitment could be explained by affect. It can be concluded that verbal commitment is a good mediator of the affect- actual commitment relationship, and therefore the theory of reasoned action of having intention as the mediator of the attitude-environment relationship can be generalized to a Chinese sample.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCentre for Public Policy Studies
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999

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NameCentre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series
PublisherLingnan University
No.96

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SIU, O., & CHEUNG, K. (1999). A structural equation model of environmental attitude and behaviour : the Hong Kong experience. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; No. 96). Centre for Public Policy Studies. https://commons.ln.edu.hk/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1048&context=cppswp