Personal Attitudes in Environmental Protection

Document Type: Original Research Paper

Authors

1 Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

2 Faculty of Economics and Business Studies.University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

3 Faculty of Economics and Business Studies.University of Almeria, Spain

Abstract

Concern for the environment is a constantly growing phenomenon. Awareness of most people
and governments in the world with regard to this question has risen. Sometimes, this position is inversely
proportional to economic growth, leading to a situation where a more environmental stance on the part of end users has often not been supported by more restrictive environmental protection laws. This study is intended to analyse the importance individual behaviours, attitudes and values have in relation to the environmental actions of various countries, using the information supplied by the World Values Survey Association. Empirical analysis is approached using a model of structural equations in which the intensity and sign of relationships can be seen.