Volume: 2018

Issue: 01

Author(s):

Szabolcs Nagy, Csilla Konyha Molnárné

Article title:

The Effects of Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions on Pro-Environmental Behaviour: How Culture Influences Environmentally Conscious Behaviour

Journal:

Theory, Methodology, Practice

Pages:

27-36

Keywords:

pro-environmental behavior, culture, Hofstede

JEL-code:

M31, P27, Q01, Q50, Z13

DOI:

10.18096/TMP.2018.01.03

Abstract:

The need for a more sustainable lifestyle is a key focus for several countries. Using a questionnaire survey conducted in Hungary, this paper examines how culture influences environmentally conscious behaviour. Having investigated the direct impact of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions on pro-environmental behaviour, we found that the culture of a country hardly affects actual environmentally conscious behaviour. The findings indicate that only individualism and power distance have a significant but weak negative impact on pro-environmental behaviour. Based on the findings, we can state that a positive change in culture is a necessary but not sufficient condition for making a country greener.

Bibtex entry

{
@ARTICLE { TMP201801-27,
AUTHOR = {Szabolcs Nagy and Csilla Konyha Molnárné},
TITLE = {The Effects of Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions on Pro-Environmental Behaviour: How Culture Influences Environmentally Conscious Behaviour}
JOURNAL = {Theory, Methodology, Practice},
VOLUME = {14},
NUMBER = {01},
PAGES = {27-36},
YEAR = {2018}
}

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