Green or in between? Examining youth perceptions of renewable energy in Iran

Yazdanpanah, M., Komendantova, N. ORCID:, Shirazi, Z.N., & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (2015). Green or in between? Examining youth perceptions of renewable energy in Iran. Energy Research & Social Science 8 78-85. 10.1016/j.erss.2015.04.011.

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This research examines factors influencing intention of students in Iran to use renewable energy. The focus of the study was to explore the influence of constructs of the Health Beliefs Model (HBM) on willingness to use renewable energy. The sampled consisted of 26 students of architecture and civil engineering from the University of the Esfahan city, which is situated in the center of Iran. The Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) showed that such variables as "perceived benefits" and "self-efficacy" have significant influence on willingness to use renewable energies. These two variables determine th willingness of 33% of all participating in the survey students to use renewable energy. These findings can provide recommendations on factors important to use renewable energies among students in Iran.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: renewable energy; health beliefs model; young adults; Iran
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
Bibliographic Reference: Energy Research & Social Science; 8:78-85 (July 2015) (Published online 2 June 2015)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 13:28

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