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SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR IN ADOLESCENCE: THE ROLE OF GENERAL AND PERCEIVED FAMILY VALUES

[Speaker] Balunde, Audra:1
[Co-author] Jovarauskaite, Lina:1
1:Mykolas Romeris University, Faculty of Social Technologies, Institute of Psychology (Lithuania)

Most recent studies indicate that personal value system is one of the key factors promoting sustainable behavior (Steg et al., 2014). However, it remains unclear, how sustainable behavior dimensions such as conservation of social and physical environment are related to general and family values in adolescence. In accordance with value-basis theory (Stern & Dietz, 1994) we sought to reveal aforementioned relations and to explore the significance of gender factor. The study of 2442 adolescents from one administrative region indicated a positive relationship between sustainable behavior and self-transcendence values - benevolence, universalism - and negative link to self enhancement values - hedonism, power. The positive relationship between sustainable behavior dimensions and perceived family values has been also established. In addition, it become evident, that adolescents are differ in frequency of sustainable actions, especially in dimension of conservation of physical environment - estimates of boys were significantly higher than those of girls.
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