Beliefs and environmental behavior: The moderating effect of emotional intelligence

Maria Carmen Aguilar-Luzón, Antonia Calvo-Salguero, Jose Maria Salinas
2014 Scandinavian Journal of Psychology  
Recent decades have seen a proliferation of studies aiming to explain how proenvironmental behavior is shaped by attitudes, values and beliefs. In this study, we have included an aspect in our analysis that has been rarely touched upon until now, that is, the intelligent use of emotions as a possible component of pro-environmental behavior. We applied the Trait Meta Mood Scale-24 (TMMS-24) and the New Environmental Paradigm scale to a sample of 184 male and female undergraduate students. We
more » ... carried out correlation and hierarchical regression analyses of blocks. The results show the interaction effects of the system of environmental beliefs and the dimensions of emotional intelligence on glass recycling attitudes, intentions and behavior. The results are discussed from the perspective of research on how the management of emotions guides thought and behavior.
doi:10.1111/sjop.12160 pmid:25274540 fatcat:iu5sozu3nnbprma5fgldaax5sa