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dc.contributor.authorSabherwal, Anandita
dc.contributor.authorBallew, Matthew T.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Linden, Sander
dc.contributor.authorGustafson, Abel
dc.contributor.authorGoldberg, Matthew H.
dc.contributor.authorMaibach, Edward W.
dc.contributor.authorKotcher, John E.
dc.contributor.authorSwim, Janet K.
dc.contributor.authorRosenthal, Seth A.
dc.contributor.authorLeiserowitz, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-18T14:13:23Z
dc.date.available2021-04-18T14:13:23Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-25
dc.date.submitted2020-07-16
dc.identifier.issn0021-9029
dc.identifier.issn1559-1816
dc.identifier.otherjasp12737
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/321248
dc.descriptionFunder: Energy Foundation; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100005710
dc.descriptionFunder: MacArthur Foundation; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100000870
dc.descriptionFunder: 11th Hour Foundation
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Despite Greta Thunberg's popularity, research has yet to investigate her impact on the public's willingness to take collective action on climate change. Using cross‐sectional data from a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults (N = 1,303), we investigate the “Greta Thunberg Effect,” or whether exposure to Greta Thunberg predicts collective efficacy and intentions to engage in collective action. We find that those who are more familiar with Greta Thunberg have higher intentions of taking collective actions to reduce global warming and that stronger collective efficacy beliefs mediate this relationship. This association between familiarity with Greta Thunberg, collective efficacy beliefs, and collective action intentions is present even after accounting for respondents’ overall support for climate activism. Moderated mediation models testing age and political ideology as moderators of the “Greta Thunberg Effect” indicate that although the indirect effect of familiarity with Greta Thunberg via collective efficacy is present across all age‐groups, and across the political spectrum, it may be stronger among those who identify as more liberal (than conservative). Our findings suggest that young public figures like Greta Thunberg may motivate collective action across the U.S. public, but their effect may be stronger among those with a shared political ideology. Implications for future research and for broadening climate activists’ appeals across the political spectrum are discussed.
dc.languageen
dc.subjectORIGINAL ARTICLE
dc.subjectORIGINAL ARTICLES
dc.titleThe Greta Thunberg Effect: Familiarity with Greta Thunberg predicts intentions to engage in climate activism in the United States
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-04-18T14:13:22Z
prism.endingPage333
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationNameJournal of Applied Social Psychology
prism.startingPage321
prism.volume51
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.68370
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-18
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/jasp.12737
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidSabherwal, Anandita [0000-0001-8825-6251]
dc.contributor.orcidBallew, Matthew T. [0000-0002-2939-4969]
dc.contributor.orcidvan der Linden, Sander [0000-0002-0269-1744]
dc.contributor.orcidGustafson, Abel [0000-0002-6902-6132]
dc.contributor.orcidGoldberg, Matthew H. [0000-0003-1267-7839]
dc.contributor.orcidMaibach, Edward W. [0000-0003-3409-9187]
dc.contributor.orcidKotcher, John E. [0000-0003-4789-1384]
dc.contributor.orcidSwim, Janet K. [0000-0002-3279-1308]
dc.contributor.orcidRosenthal, Seth A. [0000-0003-0950-2261]
dc.contributor.orcidLeiserowitz, Anthony [0000-0001-5349-409X]


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