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Young people’s coping strategies concerning climate change: Relations to communication patterns with parents and friends and pro-environmental behavior
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden. (Psykologi)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6613-5974
Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Recent research indicates that emotion regulation and coping, due to the emotional character of environmental problems, can have an influence on pro-environmental behavior. Studies have, for instance, found that problem-focused and meaning-focused strategies to cope with climate change are positively, while emotion-focused strategies are negatively, related to such behavior. These studies do not, however, acknowledge that coping takes place in a social context. Therefore, this study explores how coping with climate change among Swedish adolescents (N=747) relates to pro-environmental behavior, as well as to communication patterns with parents and friends. A questionnaire was distributed in school. Principal-Component-Analyses identified two communication styles with fathers, mothers and friends respectively: one negative and one positive. Correlation analyses found that the negative patterns had positive relations to emotion-focused coping, and that the positive patterns had positive relations to problem-, and meaning-focused coping. Regression analyses showed that communication with fathers and friends was more important than communication with mothers in explaining emotion-focused and problem-focused coping. Preliminary results from a SEM-analysis indicate that coping strategies mediate the effects of communication patterns on pro-environmental behavior, and that problem-focused coping meditates the two other coping strategies influence on behavior. Results are discussed in relation to theories about emotion regulation and socialization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53291OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53291DiVA: diva2:1040258
Conference
The 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Groningen, The Netherlands, August 24-26, 2015
Projects
Young people´s communication with parents, friends, and teachers about global environmental problems: Emotions, coping, and self-efficacy
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2010-1152
Available from: 2016-10-26 Created: 2016-10-26 Last updated: 2016-10-27Bibliographically approved

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