Risk perception and commitment to reduce global climate change in Spain
Rodriguez , N., Montoro, F. and Georgantzis, N. (2014) Risk perception and commitment to reduce global climate change in Spain. Revista Internacional de Sociologia, 72 (1). pp. 115-138. ISSN 1988-429x
To link to this item DOI: 10.3989/ris.2012.07.24
An online national survey among the Spanish population (n = 602) was conducted to examine the factors underlying a person’s support for commitments to global climate change reductions. Multiple hierarchical regression analysis was conducted in four steps and a structural equations model was tested. A survey tool designed by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication was applied in order to build scales for the variables introduced in the study. The results show that perceived consumer effectiveness and risk perception are determinant factors of commitment to mitigating global climate change. However, there are differences in the influence that other factors, such as socio-demographics, view of nature and cultural cognition, have on the last predicted variable.