Pro-Environment Being & Ecological Attachments


  • Juneman Abraham Psychology Department, Faculty of Humanities, BinaNusantaraUniversity, Jakarta, 11480, Indonesia.
  • Any Rufaedah Islamic Education Department, Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Nahdlatul Ulama, Jakarta, 10430, Indonesia.



pro-environment, community, attachment, urban psychology


This research related five attachment objects altogether, i.e. home attachment, neighborhood cohesion, workplace/campus attachment, city attachment, and national identity, with general pro-environmental behavior. Additional analysis included prejudice toward pro-environmental activists and psycho-socio-demographic profiles as explanatory variables. The participants were 262 urban young adults (121 males, 141 females; Mage = 30.09 years, SDage = 9.82 years) who are citizens of Jakarta and its surrounding areas. The result showed that the higher the attachment to, consecutively, workplace/campus, city, and neighborhood, the higher the general pro-environmental behavior. Home attachment, national identity, and prejudice toward pro-environmental activists could not predict pro-environmental behavior.

Keywords: pro-environment; community; attachment; urban psychology

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.




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How to Cite

Abraham, J., & Rufaedah, A. (2018). Pro-Environment Being & Ecological Attachments. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3(10), 117–125.