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Author Börger, Tobias.

Title Social desirability and environmental valuation / Tobias Börger.

Imprint Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Hohenheimer volkswirtschaftliche Schriften ; Band 66
Hohenheimer volkswirtschaftliche Schriften ; Bd. 66.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240).
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1. Motivation and objective of the study; 1.2. Outline of the study; Chapter 2. The economic valuation of environmental goods; 2.1. Measuring environmental values; 2.1.1. Total economic value (TEV); 2.1.2. Environmental values in neoclassical welfare theory; 2.1.3. Environmental valuation in practice; 2.2. The contingent valuation method; 2.2.1. Details of the CVM interview and questionnaire design; 2.2.2. Econometric approaches to assess environmental values
2.2.3. Contingent valuation in China; 2.3. Summary; Chapter 3. Social desirability; 3.1. Outline of the chapter; 3.2. Socially desirable responding; 3.2.1. The concept of socially desirable responding; 3.2.2. SDR research in psychology -- in search of a measurement tool; 3.2.3. SDR research in sociology -- to what extent does SDR bias survey results?; 3.2.4. The role of social and environmental norms; 3.3. The three-factor model to measure incentives for SDR; 3.3.1. Response behavior as rational choice; 3.3.2. The three-factor model of desirable responding; 3.4. Summary
Chapter 4. The role of SDR in CVM; 4.1. Outline of the chapter; 4.2. Socially desirable responding and the CVM; 4.3. The effects of SDR on WTP statements; 4.4. Summary; Chapter 5. Empirical application; 5.1. Deforestation and rubber monocultures in Xishuangbanna, SW China; 5.1.1. Study area, the environmental problem and the LILAC project; 5.1.2. The subproject ECON A: A CVM survey in Jinghong; 5.1.3. The research design; 5.1.4. Caveats for survey research in China; 5.2. Measurement of the relevant variables; 5.2.1. Measuring need for social approval; 5.2.2. Measuring anonymity
5.2.3. Measuring trait desirability; 5.2.4. Calculation of the SDR variable; 5.3. General results of the contingent valuation survey; 5.3.1. Demographic characteristics of the sample population; 5.3.2. Overall determinants of WTP; 5.4. Analysis of the relationship of SDR and WTP; 5.5. Discussion of the empirical results; Chapter 6 Summary and concluding remarks; 7. References; 8. Appendix: The full questionnaire.
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Summary Socially desirable responding (SDR) is an often-reported source of bias in survey interviews. It describes the tendency of a respondent to answer in a way that is socially desirable rather than to answer truthfully. This response bias also threatens the reliability and validity of survey-based environmental valuation techniques such as the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM). Therefore, the study deals with the assessment of the conditions for the occurrence of SDR in CVM interviews. A behavioral model is devised to take into account a set of factors triggering SDR responses. The impact of these factors of SDR on willingness to pay (WTP) responses is tested. The results reveal that the relevant factors do not affect WTP statements simultaneously but rather influence them in an independent manner. These findings can improve future CVM studies by identifying respondents who are prone to be influenced by SDR.
Subject Environmental economics.
Social desirability.
Social surveys -- Methodology.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business.
NATURE -- Natural Resources.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Decision-Making & Problem Solving.
Behavioural economics.
Environmental economics.
Sociology & anthropology.
Environmental economics. (OCoLC)fst00912895
Social desirability. (OCoLC)fst01122426
Social surveys -- Methodology. (OCoLC)fst01123398
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Börger, Tobias. Social desirability and environmental valuation. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, ©2012 9783631632581
ISBN 9783653015836 (electronic bk.)
3653015839 (electronic bk.)
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CHNEW 000622020
DEBBG BV041053924
DEBBG BV042961269
DEBBG BV044169677
DEBSZ 397416067
DEBSZ 423757881
NZ1 15586619

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