Energy Conservation: Family Values, Household Practices and Contextual Variables

M. Janice Hogan, Beatrice Paolucci

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This study contributed to testing the family management conceptual framework, i.e., relation ships among values, contextual variables and management practices. Primary research objectives were to determine: (1) if differences existed in the adoption rate of household energy conservation practices in families with varying husband‐wife commitment to values; (2) if adoption of energy conservation practices varied with contextual variables. Survey data collected from 157 families in a multistage probability sample were used. Based on multivariate statistical analyses, the value of eco‐consciousness was found to be a predictor of energy conservation behavior. The value of eco‐ consciousness was positively related to wife's education, husband's education and his occupation. Although the model is incomplete, it is postulated that a holistic model of management can be built with empirical support found in partial models. 1979 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-218
Number of pages9
JournalHome Economics Research Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 1979
Externally publishedYes


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