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The attitude and purchasing of female consumers towards green marketing related to cosmetic industry

Aakanksha Singhal (Department of Commerce, Amity University, Noida, India)
Garima Malik (Amity University, Noida, India)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 12 November 2018

Issue publication date: 20 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

In the current scenario, consumers are looking for the well-known brands having quality which satisfies their needs. Most people value the environment and belief to protect it. They are aware about the environmental problems, but it is not necessary that their purchasing should lie on this basis. There may be a difference between their attitude towards eco-friendly cosmetic products and the purchasing, which lies on some important factors such as product features, price, promotion and convenience to purchase. This paper aims to discuss the relationship between different age, education and income groups of female consumers with the attitude of female consumers towards green cosmetic products. This paper also highlights the purchasing of female consumers towards eco-friendly cosmetic products and the relationship of it with their attitude.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample of 100 female consumers from Delhi region has been taken. Statistics have been used with the help of SPSS. Cluster analysis has used in this paper to group the female respondents according to their attitude towards the green cosmetic products, and factor analysis is used to combine the correlated variables (describing the attitude of female consumers towards green cosmetic products) into factors. Tests such as multivariate test, chi-square test and correlation have applied to find out the objectives.

Findings

It has found that the female consumers having different age and education levels do not have different attitude towards green cosmetic products, but the income level has an impact on it. The women of different income groups are having different attitude towards the pricing and recommendation of green cosmetic products. Second, there is an impact of green cosmetic products on purchasing of female consumers. Third, there is a negative relationship between the attitude and purchasing of female consumers towards green cosmetic products.

Research limitations/implications

In this study, the respondents are taken from Delhi region in India. Future research could consider a larger or different region for different responses. Further, the variables age, education and income level have been considered for this study. For the wider aspect, other demographic and cultural variables such as occupation, gender, marital status and various cultural and sub-cultural variables based on religions can highlight the other way of green marketing effect. Only two dimensions of attitude and purchasing of female consumers were represented. For the further research scope, other dimensions such as consumers’ intentions and perception, availability and price of green cosmetic products could be considered.

Practical implications

The relation between the attitude and purchasing of female consumers are described, which can be helpful for managers for the better understanding of female consumers related with the green cosmetic products and to re-frame the marketing strategies. The low and negative correlation between these two variables can change the existing strategies of managers and can direct the marketers to find out factors which influence this relationship and make effective strategies for positioning green cosmetic products.

Originality/value

This research paper is based on the research conducted through secondary and primary database. The content presented in this research paper is original.

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Acknowledgements

This paper forms part of a special section “Research Advances on Sustainability from an Interdisciplinary Approach: Leading Trends in Asia, Europe and Gulf Region”, guest edited by Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos.

Citation

Singhal, A. and Malik, G. (2021), "The attitude and purchasing of female consumers towards green marketing related to cosmetic industry", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 514-531. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-11-2017-0063

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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