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Environmentally friendly replacements of automobiles
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
Department of Business Administration and Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
1995 (English)In: Journal of Economic Psychology, ISSN 0167-4870, E-ISSN 1872-7719, Vol. 16, no 3, 513-529 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A telephone survey of 100 automobile owners was undertaken. One aim was to determine whether the timing of replacement purchases is related to the difference between an owner's assessment of the current quality of their automobile and their aspiration level. Another aim was to investigate whether information indicating that either early or late replacement is better for the environment affects the timing of replacement through an influence on the aspiration level. Sets of path analyses confirmed that replacement purchase intention was causally related to the current level and the aspiration level. An indirect effect of information was furthermore observed through changes in the aspiration level. Degree of environmental concern tended to modify this effect. Replacement purchase intention was found to predict actual purchase.

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Elsevier, 1995. Vol. 16, no 3, 513-529 p.
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Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-50315DOI: 10.1016/0167-4870(95)00024-IOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-50315DiVA: diva2:461933
Available from: 2011-12-06 Created: 2011-12-06 Last updated: 2017-12-08

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