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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Meta-analysis on conceptual antecedents and consequences of climate anxiety

12.01.2024, by Media Account

Please reach out to us by 08 February 2024

Dear colleagues,

We hope this email finds you well. We are currently conducting a meta-analysis focusing on the conceptual antecedents and consequences of climate change anxiety (i.e., experiences of anxiety and/or worry related to climate change).

While we are already far along in the meta-analytical process (i.e., completion of exhaustive database and conference proceedings search; development of conceptual model, inclusion criteria, and coding protocol; coding of the literature), we are now reaching out to the community to request any unpublished manuscripts and data on the topic (e.g., dissertations, preprints, work currently under revision or in press, unpublished data sets).

Specifically, we are looking for:

- correlational studies (i.e., cross-sectional, longitudinal designs, diary studies)

- that explore climate change anxiety (i.e., self-described experiences of anxiety and/or worry related to climate change)

- and at least one correlate of climate change anxiety (e.g., demographics, personality characteristics, attitudes, norms, cognitions, efficacy-beliefs, exposure to climate change, pro-environmental behavior, policy support, mental and physical well-being)

- in an adult population

If you have data that match the above criteria and that you are willing to contribute to our meta-analysis, please contact us at Upon reaching out, we will provide you with specific details regarding the required data and study information. We will use your data exclusively for the intended purpose of this meta-analysis.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could reach out to us by February 8th.

Thank you very much for your time and for considering our request,

Best regards,

Clara Kühner1, Corinna Gemmecke2, Hannes Zacher1, and Joachim Hüffmeier2

1Leipzig University

2TU Dortmund University