Ecological conscious behaviour in Malaysia: The case of environmental friendly products

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Abstract

As more people become aware of the destruction of natural resources, more are willing to purchase green products that are not harmful to the environment. This study aims to develop and test a model investigating how environmental concern, perceived consumer effectiveness and religiosity enhance ecological conscious behaviour (ECCB). Furthermore, this study will also examine the relationship between ecological conscious behaviour and purchase intention towards environmentally friendly products. A total of 211 questionnaires were collected from consumers of environmentally friendly products in Malaysia. The structural equation model that assessed the relationship between the proposed variables was tested using AMOS. This study found that religiosity, environmental concern and perceived consumer effectiveness has a significant positive influence on ecological conscious behaviour. In addition, the positive relationship between ecological conscious behaviour and purchasing intention towards environmentally friendly product were also significant. The results highlight the crucial role of ecological conscious behaviour in influencing purchase intention among consumers of environmentally friendly products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-34
Number of pages18
JournalMalaysian Journal of Consumer and Family Economics
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Malaysia
Environmental concern
Purchase intention
Religiosity
Green product
Purchase
Natural resources
Structural equation model
Questionnaire
Purchasing

Keywords

  • Ecological conscious behaviour
  • Environmental friendly products
  • Intention
  • Perceived consumer effectiveness
  • Religiosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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