Green product buying intentions among young consumers: extending the application of theory of planned behavior

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This research reveals the factors explaining the purchase intention toward green products among young consumers. Young consumers are beginner consumers who are going to play an important role to take a responsibility in preserving the environment. Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) is selected as the main theoretical framework in this research alongside some other variables (environmental concern, environmental knowledge, and willingness to pay), which are added in the research model to expand TPB application. Three hundred and twenty-six respondents were interviewed through a survey and the data are analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM).
The findings illustrated that not every explanatory variable influenced the purchase intention toward green products among young consumers. Environmental concern and attitude did not influence the purchase intention toward green products among young consumers.

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    • Figure 1. The proposed research framework
    • Figure 2. Structural equation modeling resultsa
    • Table 1. CFA – validity and reliability
    • Table 2. Hypotheses testing results on the structural model