College students -- United States -- Attitudes, Energy consumption -- United States, Immigrants -- Education (Higher) -- United States
This paper uses a sociological model to compare the residential energy consumption between immigrant students and native-born American students and to explain the difference by demographic characteristics, values, and specific attitudes. Further, it tries to explore whether the relationship between immigration status and residential energy consumption is mediated by value orientation towards frugality and specific attitudes towards energy conservation. The data of an online survey among native-born and foreign-born students at the University of Central Florida are used. The results suggest that immigrants consume less energy at home than native-born Americans, but the time stayed in the US doesn’t have an impact on the energy consumption of immigrants. In addition, the results do not show evidence that value orientation towards frugality and specific attitudes toward energy conservation mediate the relationship between immigration status and energy consumption at home.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
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Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences, Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
Lei, Lei, "Do Immigrant Students Consume Less Energy Than Native-born American Students?" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2068.