Saving “My” Environment – the Influence of Knowledge on Psychological Ownership

Sophie Süssenbach, Wirtschafts University, Austria
Bernadette Kamleitner, Wirtschafts University, Austria
Feelings of ownership can have powerful consequences. We examine what brings about psychological ownership (PO) for the environment. We focus on the role of knowledge and find that measured (Study 1) and manipulated (Study 2) perceived knowledge predict PO for the environment.
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Sophie Süssenbach and Bernadette Kamleitner (2015) ,"Saving “My” Environment – the Influence of Knowledge on Psychological Ownership", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 808-808.