Next Article in Journal
Community Use of Face Masks against the Spread of COVID-19
Next Article in Special Issue
Water–Food Nexus Assessment in Agriculture: A Systematic Review
Previous Article in Journal
Reliability and Validity of the Treatment Satisfaction with Medicines Questionnaire (SATMED-Q) in Persons with Arterial Hypertension
Previous Article in Special Issue
Water Availability–Demand Balance under Climate Change Scenarios in an Overpopulated Region of Mexico
Article

Psychological and Situational Variables Associated with Objective Knowledge on Water-Related Issues in a Northern Spanish City

Department of Social Psychology, Basic Psychology and Methodology, CRETUS Institute, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Elena Maria Otazo Sánchez and Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(6), 3213; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063213
Received: 28 January 2021 / Revised: 6 March 2021 / Accepted: 17 March 2021 / Published: 19 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Global Warming & Water)
This study brings together the level of objective knowledge on water-related issues and other variables of psychological and situational nature. A random sample of 459 participants was employed, selected proportionally based on sex and age. In this sample, knowledge on the water-related issues tended to be low, particularly related to the direct source of water in the household, the type of services involved in the management, and consumption itself. In order to understand both the relationship with knowledge on water and the relative importance of all the other factors, a regression model was formulated. The highest standardised effect was for sex, followed by occupation, political leaning, and water-related emotions. The best level of knowledge was attained if the residents were male, if they were actively employed or unemployed, if their political leaning was towards the left, and if they demonstrated greater emotional involvement with the water use. Consequently, the design of programmes would need to consider that the information flow must be greater for citizens as a whole, particularly for certain groups such as women and students. It should contribute to the realistic perception of water as a problem and to seek emotional involvement. View Full-Text
Keywords: water-related issues; water objective knowledge; water domestic consumption; social perception; psychological factors; urban population water-related issues; water objective knowledge; water domestic consumption; social perception; psychological factors; urban population
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Andrade, E.; Seoane, G.; Vila-Tojo, S.; Gómez-Román, C.; Sabucedo, J.-M. Psychological and Situational Variables Associated with Objective Knowledge on Water-Related Issues in a Northern Spanish City. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3213. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063213

AMA Style

Andrade E, Seoane G, Vila-Tojo S, Gómez-Román C, Sabucedo J-M. Psychological and Situational Variables Associated with Objective Knowledge on Water-Related Issues in a Northern Spanish City. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(6):3213. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063213

Chicago/Turabian Style

Andrade, Elena, Gloria Seoane, Sergio Vila-Tojo, Cristina Gómez-Román, and Jose-Manuel Sabucedo. 2021. "Psychological and Situational Variables Associated with Objective Knowledge on Water-Related Issues in a Northern Spanish City" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 6: 3213. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063213

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop