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Tourista's environmentally responsible behavior with a focus on water-energy-food nexus awareness: evidence from college students

Liu, Ze and Zhao, Wicky (2023) Tourista's environmentally responsible behavior with a focus on water-energy-food nexus awareness: evidence from college students. E3S Web of Conferences, 409. ISSN 2555-0403

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Identification Number: 10.1051/e3sconf/202340901010

Abstract

Environmental issues caused by unsustainable tourism have increased fast, resulting in greater attention to touristsa'behavior contributing to ecotourism. With college students as the research object, this study explored the effects of values on tourista's environmentally responsible behavior (TERB) by introducing the newly proposed water-energy-food nexus awareness into the Value-Belief-Norm (VBN) theory. Valid five-part questionnaires were analyzed from 799 Sichuan University students that included demographics, the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) scale, water-energy nexus awareness, water-food awareness and TERB. The correlation and regression analyses found that the biospheric and altruistic values orientations supported the NEP, but egoistic values did not, that water-energy nexus awareness and water-food nexus awareness were positively affected by the NEP and openness-To-change, and that openness-To-change, NEP, water-energy nexus awareness and water-food nexus awareness all had a positive effect on most TERB items except anti-waste ones. The potential role of CGBs to prevent college students from saving water, energy, and food when travelling was also highlighted. Caution should be exercised when accepting results about causality.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.e3s-conferences.org/
Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: Management
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 May 2024 13:51
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024 00:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/123494

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