PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to examine the factors that influence an individual’s intention to participate in the family takaful scheme based on decomposed theory of planned behaviour (DTPB). The central hypotheses for this study are that individual’s intentions to participate in family takaful scheme are a result of attitudes towards participation in family takaful scheme, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control (PBC). Awareness and knowledge, as well as exposure and religiosity, are integrated into the model.Design/methodology/approachUsing primary data collection method, 384 questionnaires were distributed to target respondents comprising of Muslims in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The data were analysed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences and SmartPLS.FindingsThe DTPB model is effective in predicting individual’s intention to participate in family takaful scheme. Out of 15 hypotheses, 12 were found to be significant. Attitudes towards participation in family takaful scheme, PBC, knowledge, and exposure have significant influences on purchase intention. However, this study found the path from religiosity, awareness, and subjective norm to intention was insignificant.Practical implicationsThe results of this study highlight the applicability of DTPB into takaful research and suggest marketing strategies for family takaful operators.Originality/valueThe value of this paper lies in its presentation of a model for factors that affect individual’s intention to participate in family takaful scheme.
international Journal of Social Economics – Emerald Publishing
Published: Dec 5, 2016
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