Determinants of green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia

Determinants of green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia PurposeThis study aims to investigate the factors, which may potentially influence green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia.Design/methodology/approachA perceived lack of intention to buy green products observed among the Malaysian Generation Young consumers has sparked the interest to carry out this study. With the aid of structured questionnaires, data were collected from a total of 217 respondents, between 18 and 25 years of age.FindingsThe results of data analysis indicated that environmental consciousness, eco-label, price and advertising were significant predictors of green product buying behaviour. Contrary to the hypothesis, attitude was not a significant predictor of green buying behaviour among young consumers. The implications of these findings and directions for future research are outlined at the end of this paper.Originality/valueThis study offers empirical insights from the perspective of an emerging economy on the determinants of green products buying behaviour among young consumers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Young Consumers: Insight and Ideas for Responsible Marketers Emerald Publishing

Determinants of green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1747-3616
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10.1108/YC-12-2018-0898
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PurposeThis study aims to investigate the factors, which may potentially influence green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia.Design/methodology/approachA perceived lack of intention to buy green products observed among the Malaysian Generation Young consumers has sparked the interest to carry out this study. With the aid of structured questionnaires, data were collected from a total of 217 respondents, between 18 and 25 years of age.FindingsThe results of data analysis indicated that environmental consciousness, eco-label, price and advertising were significant predictors of green product buying behaviour. Contrary to the hypothesis, attitude was not a significant predictor of green buying behaviour among young consumers. The implications of these findings and directions for future research are outlined at the end of this paper.Originality/valueThis study offers empirical insights from the perspective of an emerging economy on the determinants of green products buying behaviour among young consumers.

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Young Consumers: Insight and Ideas for Responsible MarketersEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 17, 2019

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