Award Date

5-13-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Environmental Studies (MES)

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Gayle Marrs-Smith, Bureau of Land Management (MSHCP) coordinator-Content Advisor

Advisor 2

Helen Neill, Chair and Associate Professor Department of Environmental Studies

Number of Pages

12

Abstract

What is the effectiveness of attempts to curb illegal dumping with prompts on signs posted in the area? Do positive friendly language prompts such as “Restoration in Progress Please Do Not Disturb” generate more positive attitudes and intentions towards illegal dumping problems, than less friendly prompts such as “No Dumping Allowed”?

Results, although inconclusive, did however show a slight trend towards the negative language signs.

Keywords

Attitudinal programs; Behavior modification; Effectiveness; Illegal dumping; Littering; Mojave desert; Negative messages; Positive messages; Signage

Disciplines

Desert Ecology | Environmental Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English


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