Affective and Cognitive: Consumers Attitude toward Practicing Green (Reducing, Recycling & Reusing)

Ehsaneh N. M. Nameghi, M. A. Shadi


Understanding consumers’ attitude toward practicing green behavior is vital for business as well as environmental reasons. The purpose of present study is to examine the green practicing concept (reducing, recycling and reusing) in an academic context from affective and cognitive perspective. Sample consisting of 315 university students gathered and analyzed using structural equation modeling technique (SEM). Findings indicate that environmental emotion and environmental cognition were significantly related to consumers’ attitude, while attitude had significant impact on consumers practicing green behavior elements namely, reducing, recycling and reusing. Findings of the present study can explain the determinants of practicing green behavior.   In addition the findings can be used by public and private sector which encourage pro-environmental behaviors.

The present study has improved the understanding from pro-environmental behavior (reduce, reuse and recycling) and its antecedents from attitudinal approach. In addition present study confirms suitability of TRA as theoretical grounding in pro-environmental behavior studies by employing (SEM) which is theory-testing laden technique (Urbach and Ahlemann, 2010).

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International Journal of Marketing Studies  ISSN 1918-719X(Print) ISSN 1918-7203(Online)

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