Aaron B. Driver

Aaron B. Driver

University of New England, Australia

H-index: 7

Oceania-Australia

About Aaron B. Driver

Aaron B. Driver, With an exceptional h-index of 7 and a recent h-index of 7 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at University of New England, Australia, specializes in the field of narrative, climate change, carbon pricing, social marketing.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Telling Tales: Narratives for Climate Change

Evaluating Behaviour Change Interventions: A Practical Guide

Designing behaviour change interventions for sustainable land management: A practical guide

Designing Community Surveys for Behaviour Change Research: A Practical Guide

How personal values shape job seeker preference: A policy capturing study

Aaron B. Driver Information

University

University of New England, Australia

Position

Lecturer

Citations(all)

279

Citations(since 2020)

221

Cited By

167

hIndex(all)

7

hIndex(since 2020)

7

i10Index(all)

6

i10Index(since 2020)

6

Email

University Profile Page

University of New England, Australia

Aaron B. Driver Skills & Research Interests

narrative

climate change

carbon pricing

social marketing

Top articles of Aaron B. Driver

Telling Tales: Narratives for Climate Change

Authors

Aaron Broughton Driver,Donald Hine,Natasha Loi,Patrick Nunn,Einar Baldvin Thorsteinsson

Published Date

2023/11/17

The threat posed by climate change continues to escalate, yet global action falls short of the comprehensive change that is necessary. Despite persistent efforts, admittedly in a complex environment, the field of climate change communications has yet to achieve significant pro-environmental change at a societal level. In an effort to overcome this stalemate, some researchers have turned to storytelling, a time-tested persuasion tool, and this thesis does the same. Two studies were conducted to explore the impact of climate change messages sourced from the internet on intentions to act on climate change. The studies utilised the concept of Transportation Theory and the Transportation Scale to measure the capability of narratives to ‘transport’ participants into story worlds and affect their intentions. Results indicated that the experience of narrative transportation did predict intentions to act on climate change. Further, hand coding and linguistic text analysis were used to identify message attributes that predicted transportation. The third and final study in this research project built upon the findings of Studies 1 and 2 by examining voter attitudes towards carbon taxation, with the aim of generating insights that could inform the creation of narratives that might contribute to systemic change. A policy-capturing methodology was used to test the appeal of six different attributes of a proposed carbon tax on a sample of US registered voters. Results revealed various factors that were appealing to different subaudiences. The papers that follow detail these findings and discuss the development and improvement of climate-related stories.

Evaluating Behaviour Change Interventions: A Practical Guide

Authors

Lynette J McLeod,Tanya M Howard,Aaron B Driver,Donald W Hine

Published Date

2023

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this report reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government, Invasive Animals Ltd, or the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions. The material presented in this report is based on sources that are believed to be reliable. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of the report, it is “as is”, without warranty of any kind, to the extent permitted by law.

Designing behaviour change interventions for sustainable land management: A practical guide

Authors

Donald W Hine,Lynette J McLeod,Aaron B Driver

Published Date

2022

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this report reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government, Invasive Animals Ltd, or the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions. The material presented in this report is based on sources that are believed to be reliable. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of the report, it is “as is”, without warranty of any kind, to the extent permitted by law.

Designing Community Surveys for Behaviour Change Research: A Practical Guide

Authors

Lynette J McLeod,Aaron B Driver,Donald W Hine

Published Date

2022

Purpose: Purpose is a key motivational driver of action. An explicitly stated purpose shapes you project’s goals and outcomes, and justifies the time and resources required. Clarify: Why exactly am I conducting this study? What am I hoping to achieve?Goals: Goals are how you achieve your purpose: What questions are you going to answer, and what shape do you think the answers will take?Outcome: Projects should be designed with specific outcomes in mind: What are the benefits your project will deliver? Outcomes often include outputs–the tangible and intangible products that result from project activities.

How personal values shape job seeker preference: A policy capturing study

Authors

Carol L Hicklenton,Donald W Hine,Aaron B Driver,Natasha M Loi

Journal

Plos one

Published Date

2021/7/29

Does the “ideal” organization exist? Or do different workplace attributes attract different people? And if so, what attributes attract what types of employees? This study combines person-organization fit theory and a policy capturing methodology to determine (a) which attributes are the strongest predictors of perceived organization attractiveness in a sample of Australian job seekers, and (b) whether the magnitude of these predictive effects varies as a function of job seekers’ personal values. The design of this study is a randomized experiment of Australian job seekers who responded to an online survey invitation. Each of the 400 respondents received a random subset of 8 of 64 possible descriptions of organizations. Each description presented an organization that scored either high or low on six attributes based on the Employer Attractiveness Scale: economic, development, interest, social, application, and environmental value. Multi-level modelling revealed that all six attributes positively predicted job seekers’ ratings of organization attractiveness, with the three strongest predictors being social, environmental, and application value. Moderation analyses revealed that participants with strong self-transcendent or weak self-enhancement values were most sensitive to the absence of social, environmental, and application value in workplaces, down-rating organizations that scored low on these attributes. Our results demonstrate how job seekers’ personal values shape preferences for different types of workplaces. Organizations may be able to improve recruitment outcomes by matching working conditions to the personal values of workers they hope …

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Aaron B. Driver FAQs

What is Aaron B. Driver's h-index at University of New England, Australia?

The h-index of Aaron B. Driver has been 7 since 2020 and 7 in total.

What are Aaron B. Driver's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Telling Tales: Narratives for Climate Change

Evaluating Behaviour Change Interventions: A Practical Guide

Designing behaviour change interventions for sustainable land management: A practical guide

Designing Community Surveys for Behaviour Change Research: A Practical Guide

How personal values shape job seeker preference: A policy capturing study

are the top articles of Aaron B. Driver at University of New England, Australia.

What are Aaron B. Driver's research interests?

The research interests of Aaron B. Driver are: narrative, climate change, carbon pricing, social marketing

What is Aaron B. Driver's total number of citations?

Aaron B. Driver has 279 citations in total.

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