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dc.contributor.authorOgunbode, Charles Adedayo
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yue
dc.contributor.authorTausch, Nicole
dc.identifier.citationOgunbode , C A , Liu , Y & Tausch , N 2017 , ' The moderating role of political affiliation in the link between flooding experience and preparedness to reduce energy use ' , Climatic Change , vol. 145 , no. 3-4 , pp. 445-458 .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9471-0673/work/46362119
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dc.description.abstractResearch suggests that highlighting links between local weather events and climate change can help promote climate change engagement. Yet, the evidence for the relationship between weather experiences and climate change attitudes has been mixed. Here we argue that obtaining an accurate assessment of the contribution of weather experiences to climate change engagement necessitates explicit evaluation of factors such as values and identities that influence the way weather experiences are interpreted and integrated into climate change attitudes. We re-analysed data from a prior study in which reported flood experience was found to be indirectly linked to preparedness to reduce energy use among UK residents. Overall, flood experience was positively linked with perceived vulnerability and negatively linked with uncertainty about climate change, but the purported indirect relationship between flood experience and preparedness to reduce energy use was observed among left- and not right-leaning voters. We concluded that assessing interactions between extreme weather experiences and political affiliation lends valuable nuance to evaluation of the effects of such experiences on climate change perceptions and attitudes. Highlighting links between climate change and flooding may have varying levels of influence on climate change engagement depending on individuals’ political affiliation.
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dc.subjectClimate changeen
dc.subjectExtreme weatheren
dc.subjectPolitical affiliationen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleThe moderating role of political affiliation in the link between flooding experience and preparedness to reduce energy useen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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