diversion behaviour

diversion behaviour

behaviour likely to divert a potential predator from young or a nest; confusing behaviour. See DISTRACTION.
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Students did not differ from non-students in terms of diversion behaviour except for separating food, t(104) = 3.11, p < .01, with students reporting less separation of food.
Attitudes towards composting--a nascent waste diversion service in Kingston--were also generally positive despite the fact that separating organics was the lowest self-reported diversion behaviour. In line with the prevailing governmentality, respondents felt a general sense of responsibility to divert waste in Kingston for environmental reasons, that it is a fairly normal behaviour and that there is a relatively strong degree of perceived social pressure to do so.