Green purchase behavior of undergraduate students in Hong Kong

Ka Man Carman LAI, Wai Lun Eddie CHENG

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Abstract

This paper aims to examine the effect of undergraduate students’ perceptions of green marketing practices on their attitudes toward the environment, their perceived environmental problem seriousness, and their environmental responsibility. Additionally, it examines whether their green products purchase willingness and behavior will eventually be affected. A sample of undergraduate students in Hong Kong is used. The measurement and structural models are examined with the partial least squares approach to structural equation modeling. The structural model is a good fit to the data. This research reflects a parsimonious picture about undergraduate students’ expectations of green marketing practices, environmental perception, and purchasing behavior, and provides insights for green marketers to formulate strategies to encourage well-educated students to consume green products. Copyright © 2015 Western Social Science Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-76
JournalThe Social Science Journal
Volume53
Issue number1
Early online dateNov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Citation

Lai, C. K. M., & Cheng, E. W. L. (2016). Green purchase behavior of undergraduate students in Hong Kong. The Social Science Journal, 53(1), 67-76.

Keywords

  • Attitudes toward the environment
  • Perceived environmental responsibility
  • Green products purchase willingness and behavior
  • Green marketing practices

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