Feedback and goal-setting interventions to reduce electricity use in the real world

dc.contributor.authorFrazer, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Julianen
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-22T09:00:08Z
dc.date.available2014-09-22T09:00:08Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractA field experiment explored the effect of feedback and goal-setting interventions on residential electricity use in households in Northern Ireland. Alternating orders of presentation of feedback and no feedback conditions were used to explore the longer-term effect of feedback on conservation performance. Group 1 received 5 months of feedback followed by 5 months of no feedback, Group 2 underwent 5 months of no feedback followed by 5 months of feedback, and Group 3 experienced alternating 2-month periods of feedback and no feedback over 10 months, using a reversal design. Group 1 saved a mean 9.54% of electricity during the feedback condition, but Group 2 increased their use by a mean 14.24%. Group 3 showed a pattern of cumulative reductions over successive feedback periods, with a mean reduction in electricity use of 33%. Participants in Group 3 did not show a return to baseline levels of electricity use during the no feedback condition. The importance of exploring different reactions to feedback is discussed.en
dc.description.versionPublished Versionen
dc.identifier.citationFrazer, P., Leslie, J. (2014). Feedback and goal-setting interventions to reduce electricity use in the real world. Beavior and Social Issues, 23, 5-19.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/2023
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Illinois at Chicago Libraryen
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dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.subjectConsumer behavioren
dc.titleFeedback and goal-setting interventions to reduce electricity use in the real worlden
dc.typeArticleen
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