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dc.contributor.authorCotton, DRE
dc.contributor.authorShiel, C
dc.contributor.authordo Paço, A
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T14:39:56Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-15
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526
dc.identifier.issn1879-1786
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/4568
dc.description.abstract

Energy saving on campus is an increasingly important part of universities' responses to climate change, but can only be fully realised through a partnership between institutions and students. This study explores similarities and differences between students' energy-related attitudes and reported behaviours, as well as their perceptions of their institution's energy saving efforts using data from two universities in the United Kingdom (UK) and one in Portugal. The results indicate that there are differences between the students' responses at the selected universities which appear to reflect the national context and diverse institutional priorities. Key differences include the variation between students' perceptions of individual agency and their university's environmental practices (stronger in the UK) and students' sense of collective agency and trust in the government and business (stronger in Portugal). The study is the first to attempt a comparison between students from institutions in different countries in relation to energy saving. It provides a foundation to extend the comparison to other institutions and other countries, and to expand the research to encompass actual energy use, in relation to perceived energy use.

dc.format.extent586-595
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.subjectEnergy efficiency
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.subjectEurope
dc.subjectEnvironmental attitudes
dc.subjectCampus
dc.subjectSustainability education
dc.titleEnergy saving on campus: a comparison of students' attitudes and reported behaviours in the UK and Portugal
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
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plymouth.volume129
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.136
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalJournal of Cleaner Production
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.136
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
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dcterms.dateAccepted2016-03-15
dc.rights.embargodate2017-4-21
dc.identifier.eissn1879-1786
dc.rights.embargoperiod24 months
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.136
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-08-15
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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