Purpose – Despite the growing scientific evidence regarding risks caused by global warming and climate change, virtually no studies have been conducted to investigate general public’s attitudes toward this phenomenon in a non-Western context. The purpose of this paper is to investigate factors influencing concern for global warming in a representative sample of 2,551 respondents in Egypt. Design/methodology/approach – The study uses logistic and Bayesian logistic regression modeling techniques to test the influence of post-materialistic tendencies, religiosity, political orientation and locus of control on concern for global warming in Egypt. Findings – Results contradict the post-materialist hypothesis and show that concern for global warming is driven by religiosity, political orientation and internal locus of control. Originality/value – The findings highlight the importance of investigating the specificity of global warming and environmental concern in a non-Western context.
World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 4, 2016