Can behavioral intentions predict domestic electricity consumer's actual behavior towards energy efficiency?

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dc.contributor.author Kriej, Jeanne
dc.contributor.author Stols, Gerrit H.
dc.contributor.author Bukula, Thembani
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-27T07:31:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-27T07:31:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.description.abstract To reduce domestic electricity consumers consumption of electricity is a global concern. This pilot study investigates the extent to which domestic electricity consumers intend to use and use energy efficiently. A co-relational research design was used to investigate the relationship between the predictor variables and the independent variables in the constructs of the Theory of Planned Behavior which was selected as theoretical framework. A convenience stratified sample of 61 domestic electricity consumers was selected. A questionnaire and telephone response log was used to collect data. Simple linear regression analysis indicates significant statistical evidence of a linear relation between the predictor variables and the independent variables. The participants intended to save between 2% and 35% of their electricity consumption and the actual electricity consumption savings were between 2% and 30%. en_ZA
dc.description.department Science, Mathematics and Technology Education en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1308-7711/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bukula, T, Kriek, J & Stols, GH 2013, 'Can behavioral intentions predict domestic electricity consumer's actual behavior towards energy efficiency?', Energy Education Science and Technology Part B-Social and Educational Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 189-206. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1308-7711
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/57032
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Sila Science en_ZA
dc.rights ©Sila Science. All rights reserved. en_ZA
dc.subject Energy efficiency en_ZA
dc.subject Domestic electricity consumers en_ZA
dc.subject Energy @ home educational intervention en_ZA
dc.subject Behavior en_ZA
dc.subject Behavioral intentions en_ZA
dc.subject Electricity consumption en_ZA
dc.title Can behavioral intentions predict domestic electricity consumer's actual behavior towards energy efficiency? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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