Does becoming a parent make you think differently about the environment?
AuthorsGregory O. Thomas, Rose Fisher, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Taciano L. Milfont and Wouter Poortinga
environmental concern increased their desire for a green lifestyle; however, this positive change in attitude did not translate to a change in behaviour. The findings from the research do not support the legacy hypothesis – that parents have an increased concern about the environment as they consider the environmental legacy left to their children.
- The impact of parenthood on environmental attitudes and behaviour: a longitudinal investigation of the legacy hypothesis