Americans perceive renters as less interested and less vested in their
residences than owner-occupants. These perceptions stem in part from historical
and current day promotion of the homeownership tenure norm. Although this has
achieved its main goal, that of reinforcing owner occupancy as the societal tenure
norm, it has also...
The purpose of this study was to further the understanding of two types of renter households' energy problem belief and energy conservation behaviors. The theoretical framework for this study was Niemeyer's (1982) model of energy adjustment. Niemeyer found that resource constraints were the significant factors in the number of existing...
The purpose of the study was to address the three limitations of
previous research as identified by the Western Region W-139 Technical
Committee (1980). First, specific hypotheses were tested. Second,
through hypotheses testing, understanding was gained of energy conservation
behavior and energy problem perceptions. Third, the sample size