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Title: Investigating willingness to save energy and communication about energy use in the American workplace with the attitude-behavior-context model

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Xu, Xiaojing, Maki, Alexander, Chen, Chien-fei, Dong, Bing, and Day, Julia K. Investigating willingness to save energy and communication about energy use in the American workplace with the attitude-behavior-context model. Netherlands: N. p., 2017. Web.
Xu, Xiaojing, Maki, Alexander, Chen, Chien-fei, Dong, Bing, & Day, Julia K. Investigating willingness to save energy and communication about energy use in the American workplace with the attitude-behavior-context model. Netherlands.
Xu, Xiaojing, Maki, Alexander, Chen, Chien-fei, Dong, Bing, and Day, Julia K. Sun . "Investigating willingness to save energy and communication about energy use in the American workplace with the attitude-behavior-context model". Netherlands.
title = {Investigating willingness to save energy and communication about energy use in the American workplace with the attitude-behavior-context model},
author = {Xu, Xiaojing and Maki, Alexander and Chen, Chien-fei and Dong, Bing and Day, Julia K.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.erss.2017.02.011},
journal = {Energy Research and Social Science},
number = C,
volume = 32,
place = {Netherlands},
year = {2017},
month = {10}

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