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Between awareness of halal food products and awareness of halal-certified food products

Hardius Usman (Department of Applied Statistics, Politeknik Statistika STIS, Jakarta Timur, Indonesia)
Chairy Chairy (Department of Business, President University, Cikarang Baru, Indonesia)
Nucke Widowati Kusumo Projo (Department of Statistical Computing, Politeknik Statistika STIS, Jakarta Timur, Indonesia)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Article publication date: 30 December 2021

Issue publication date: 10 February 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study are: to study the difference between halal awareness and halal certified awareness, and the relationship between the two variables; to study the differences in knowledge about halal and halal certified, as well as their relationship with halal awareness and halal certified awareness; and to build and test research models regarding factors that affect certified halal awareness.

Design/methodology/approach

The target population is Muslims who live in Indonesia and are 18 years old or more. The self-administered survey method is carried out based on a purposive sampling technique. The authors collect data from 428 Muslim respondents in Indonesia through an online survey. This study applies the partial least square–structural equation model to examine causal relationships and test hypotheses.

Findings

This study reveals several results: halal awareness is a different concept from halal-certified awareness; knowledge of halal is a different concept from knowledge of halal certificates; awareness is an outcome of knowledge, but knowledge is not an outcome of awareness; halal awareness has a significant effect on halal-certified awareness; knowledge about halal certificates has a significant effect on halal-certified awareness, but knowledge about halal does not have a significant effect; knowledge of halal certificates is not influenced by knowledge of halal and halal awareness; and exposure and religious commitment have a significant role in increasing knowledge and awareness.

Originality/value

Research that explores the difference between halal awareness and halal certified awareness, and Muslim knowledge about halal and halal certified, especially in the context of halal-certified food, is still very limited in the literature provided, if not unavailable. Furthermore, this study also builds and tests research models regarding the factors that affect certified halal awareness, which is limited or may not have been found in the literature.

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Citation

Usman, H., Chairy, C. and Projo, N.W.K. (2023), "Between awareness of halal food products and awareness of halal-certified food products", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 851-870. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-07-2021-0233

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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