Factors leading to sustainable consumption behavior: an empirical investigation among millennial consumers

Abdul Ghaffar, Tahir Islam

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Abstract

Purpose: Promoting sustainable consumption is key to global sustainable development. The current study aims to explore the impact of environmental risk perception, environmental knowledge, social pressure and health consciousness on sustainable behavior intention among millennial consumers. 

Design/methodology/approach: This study used a survey method and a self-administered questionnaire to obtain data from the millennial generation. Smart partial least square (PLS) 4.0 was used to analyze data. This research used judgmental sampling and collected 596 valid responses. 

Findings: The present study indicates that sustainable consumption is becoming more prevalent among millennials. The authors observed that a high level of environmental risk perception, environmental knowledge, social pressure and health consciousness are the antecedents of sustainable behavioral intention, ultimately leading to sustainable consumption behavior. 

Research limitations/implications: The current study highlights the millennial generation's sustainable consumption behavior. Researchers, policymakers, scientists, managers, industry professionals and brand managers can use the research findings to establish a sustainable framework. 

Originality/value: This research finds that promoting ecological consumption and environmental consciousness can help developing countries achieve environmental sustainability and ecological balance. The research findings add to the literature by offering new insights into customers' pricing perception for sustainable products and sustainable product availability toward sustainable consumption behavior in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
JournalKybernetes
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental knowledge
  • Environmental risk perception
  • Price perception
  • Product availability
  • Sustainable consumption behavior

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