Indigenous Perceptions of Factors Influencing Behavioral Intentions Towards Climate Change Mitigation: An Assessment

Ibrahim Basiru, Guijian Liu*, Vincent Ekow Arkorful, Benjamin Kweku Lugu, Balal Yousaf, Mudassar Hussain, Osman M. Jama

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this study, an attempt is made to understand the behavioral intentions towards climate change mitigation using Ajzen’s framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior. It examines the factors that influence mitigation behavioral intentions among local people in Ghana. Using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) technique, the analysis finds that climate change knowledge, and the perceived risk of climate change have statistically significant impacts on attitudes towards mitigation of climate change. Subsequently, the study findings also show that mitigation attitude, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control have a statistically significant influence on behavioral intentions towards climate change mitigation. Moreover, the results illustrate that the strength of the significant association between perceived behavioral control and behavioral intentions is greater compared with the significant association between subjective norms, attitude and behavioral intentions. The study findings will support government in the formulation of climate change mitigation policies and programs, ultimately aiding sustainable development. Finally, the study, through its limitations, offers suggestions for future studies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Sep 2022
Externally publishedYes

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Public Administration

User-Defined Keywords

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Theory of Planned Behavior
  • behavioral intention
  • local people
  • structural equation modeling

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