Barriers and Drivers of Household Water-Conservation Behavior: A Profiling Approach
AbstractFactors that influence behavioral response (barriers and drivers) are important for household water-conservation practices. These factors either support or inhibit sustainable behavior. In this research, a latent profile analysis (LPA) was used within the capability-, opportunity-, and motivation-behavior (COM-B) framework to identify key barriers and drivers of household water-conservation behaviors. Participants (N = 510, mean age = 56.08 years, SD = 14.71) completed measures of psycho-social constructs related to barriers and drivers of water-conservation behavior. An LPA yielded a 3-profile statistical solution: capability (35.8%), opportunity (23.2%), and motivation (41.0%) conceptualizing levels of barriers and drivers of water-conservation behavior. Major identified barriers and drivers associated with these profile groupings were time constraints, acuity of water-efficient devices, lack of skills to adopt conservation practices, and availability of incentives/disincentives for water-saving devices. Validation analyses showed that the three COM-B groups diverged considerably based on socio-demographic status and actual water-conservation behavior. Results are pertinent to water authorities in identifying interventions to reduce barriers and promote drivers of positive household water-conservation behaviors by altering and directing appropriate COM-B dimensions to individual water consumers. View Full-Text
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Addo, I.B.; Thoms, M.C.; Parsons, M. Barriers and Drivers of Household Water-Conservation Behavior: A Profiling Approach. Water 2018, 10, 1794.
Addo IB, Thoms MC, Parsons M. Barriers and Drivers of Household Water-Conservation Behavior: A Profiling Approach. Water. 2018; 10(12):1794.Chicago/Turabian Style
Addo, Isaac B.; Thoms, Martin C.; Parsons, Melissa. 2018. "Barriers and Drivers of Household Water-Conservation Behavior: A Profiling Approach." Water 10, no. 12: 1794.
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