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Determinants of green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia

Christine Nya Ling Tan (Information Technology Programmes, Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland, New Zealand)
Adedapo Oluwaseyi Ojo (Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia)
Ramayah Thurasamy (Department of Operations Management, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

Young Consumers

ISSN: 1747-3616

Article publication date: 19 June 2019

Issue publication date: 25 June 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the factors, which may potentially influence green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia.

Design/methodology/approach

A 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.

Findings

The 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/value

This 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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Citation

Tan, C.N.L., Ojo, A.O. and Thurasamy, R. (2019), "Determinants of green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia", Young Consumers, Vol. 20 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/YC-12-2018-0898

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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