On the relationship between openness to experience, political orientation, and pro-environmental behavior

Klein, Sina A. ; Heck, Daniel W. ; Reese, Gerhard ; Hilbig, Benjamin E.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.10.017
URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328305651...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2019
The title of a journal, publication series: Personality and Individual Differences
Volume: 138
Page range: 344-348
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier Science
ISSN: 0191-8869
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Kognitive Psychologie (Seniorprofessur) (Erdfelder 2019-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Abstract: Previous research consistently showed that Openness to Experience is positively linked to pro-environmental behavior. However, this does not appear to hold whenever pro-environmental behavior is mutually exclusive with cooperation. The present study aimed to replicate this null effect of Openness and to test political orientation as explanatory variable: Openness is associated with a left-wing/liberal political orientation, which, in turn, is associated with both cooperation and pro-environmental behavior, thus creating a decision conflict whenever the latter are mutually exclusive. In an online study (N = 355) participants played the Greater Good Game, a social dilemma involving choice conflict between pro-environmental behavior and cooperation. Results both replicated prior findings and suggested that political orientation could indeed account for the null effect of Openness.

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