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Intrinsic satisfaction derived from office recycling behavior: A case study in Taiwan

Social Indicators Research (Impact Factor: 1.4). 01/1994; 31(1). DOI: 10.1007/BF01086514
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Despite the fact that more and more researchers have devoted themselves to recycling studies in varied settings, virtually no research has been conducted to study the causal relationships between intrinsic satisfaction and individual recycling behavior in office settings. In addition, little research has tried to explore whether there is only one index of intrinsic satisfaction or several distinct indices. This paper examines the dimensionality of intrinsic satisfaction. It also explores the causal relationships between intrinsic satisfaction and office recycling behavior. Data from field surveys conducted in 32 different organizations in Taiwan were analyzed. The findings indicate that there are at least two distinct factors regarding intrinsic satisfaction — participation and frugality. These data suggest that intrinsic satisfaction can be derived from office recycling activities, not only being predictors of office recycling behavior. Peer Reviewed http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/43688/1/11205_2005_Article_BF01086514.pdf

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