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Post-materialism, Religiosity, Political Orientation, Locus of Control and Concern for Global Warming: A Multilevel Analysis Across 40 Nations

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  • Mohamed M. Mostafa


    (Gulf University for Science and Technology)

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    Abstract The aim of this paper is to investigate factors influencing concern for global warming among 40 nations. Due to the hierarchical nature of the data, the study uses multilevel and Bayesian multilevel modeling to cross-culturally test the influence of nations’ wealth, CO2 emissions, post-materialistic tendencies, religiosity, political orientation, and locus of control on concern for global warming. The results from 40 nations contradict the affluence hypothesis. The general pattern of the results shows that concern for global warming is a global phenomenon and not unique to the wealthy nations. We also found that concern for global warming is driven by religiosity, political orientation and internal locus of control. The findings of this paper highlight the importance of simultaneously assessing individual- and contextual-level variables in determining concern for global warming across nations.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 128 (2016)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 1273-1298

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:128:y:2016:i:3:d:10.1007_s11205-015-1079-2
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-1079-2
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