Getting to the heart of climate change: How emotionally framed messages can encourage workplace proenvironmental behavior

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Title Getting to the heart of climate change: How emotionally framed messages can encourage workplace proenvironmental behavior
Author Russell, Sally; Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Publication Title Proceedings of the 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing for Unknowable Futures
Editor Bruce Gurd
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher ANZAM
Abstract In this paper we report the results of three quasi-experimental studies where we examined the effect of emotionally framed messages on participants' proenvironmental behavior. In each study, participants viewed a news video about climate change where the news reader displayed one of five emotions. A control group read a written report of the news. The dependent variables were recycling behavior following the viewing and requesting environmental information. Results were consistent across the three studies in that displayed emotion had a significant effect on proenvironmental behavior following the viewing. Sadness in particular resulted in significantly less proenvironmental behavior. We conclude with a discussion of the implications of our findings for research, theory, and practice.
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Publisher URI http://www.anzam.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 1877040827
Conference name 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Date From 2010-12-08
Date To 2010-12-10
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36446
Date Accessioned 2011-01-11
Date Available 2011-06-06T06:03:23Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Organisational Behaviour; Psychology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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