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dc.contributor.authorAl-Mosa, Yara
dc.contributor.authorParkinson, Joy
dc.contributor.authorRundle-Thiele, Sharyn
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-31T00:39:00Z
dc.date.available2017-10-31T00:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1049-5142
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10495142.2017.1326354
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/350486
dc.description.abstractDespite evidence of the negative health, environmental, and economic impacts, littering continues to be a problem and therefore warrants ongoing research attention. Guided by a Behavioural Ecological Framework, this study observed individual-, social-, and environmental-level factors on littering behavior across three different parks in Saudi Arabia. A total of 362 individuals were observed over 12 days. Approximately half of all disposals were improper, with litter left on the ground. The most commonly littered object was nuts (29.4%). The findings revealed that environmental factors had a significant impact, including the amount of existing litter, beautification efforts, and distance to rubbish bins, and that the only significant individual factor to have any impact on individual littering behavior was group size. Implications for litter prevention are discussed. Future research opportunities are outlined.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto19
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial and personality psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode441099
dc.titleA Socioecological Examination of Observing Littering Behavior
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRundle-Thiele, Sharyn
gro.griffith.authorAlmosa, Yara AS.
gro.griffith.authorParkinson, Joy E.


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