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dc.contributor.advisorAnderson, Ashley A.
dc.contributor.authorMartinek, Amanda Lee
dc.contributor.committeememberAbrams, Katherine M.
dc.contributor.committeememberKnobloch, Katherine R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-07T10:08:25Z
dc.date.available2020-09-07T10:08:25Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description2020 Summer.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractDue to the growing concern of the global climate change crisis and young adults responding to this crisis in large numbers by engaging in public-sphere environmental actions, this study seeks to more deeply understand motivations and barriers of this young population to engage in environmental action. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) framework, which uses attitudes, social norms and perceived behavioral control to predict both behavior and behavioral intention, often in a private-sphere behavioral context, this study aims to extend the TPB by adding additional variables, such as environmental communication, climate change social media use, environmental identity and political identity, that more accurately predict public-sphere collective action. It also examines practical constraints related to time, money and access. Using an online survey of adults aged 18 to 29, this study found that environmental communication, climate change social media use and environmental identity are all strong and significant predictors for both action intentions and action. It also found that political identity is a significant predictor of intentions but not action. Environmental action intentions are significant predictors towards action. Lastly, this study found that demographics, social norms, perceived behavioral control, attitudes and practical constraints are all not significant predictors of environmental action or intentions for this population. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierMartinek_colostate_0053N_16092.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/211992
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2020- CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectclimate communication
dc.subjectenvironmental communication
dc.subjecttheory of planned behavior
dc.subjectcollective action
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectsocial media
dc.titlePredictors of youth climate collective action: extending the theory of planned behavior framework to examine identity and communication
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thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism and Media Communication
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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