Spirituality: An Attitudinal Variable among Other Factors that Drive Purchase Behaviour of the Green Consumer Segment
Keywords:Green Consumer, Purchase Behaviour, Purchase Intention, SEM, Spirituality
This paper empirically examines “Spirituality” (an understudied construct) as one of the variables influencing consumers’ decision to buy green products among other factors, such as Environmental Concern (EC), Perceived Environmental Knowledge (PEK), Green Peer Influence (GPI), and Perceived Consumer Effectiveness (PCE). The data was collected through a structured questionnaire, and 418 responses were gathered. The research model is based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) by applying structural equation modelling using WarpPLS software. A significant direct relationship between EC, PCE, and Spirituality with Attitude and purchase of green products was observed as hypothesized indicating Spiritual beliefs of consumers impact their green purchase behaviour. The study adds to the literature by providing an additional construct of spirituality to existing models of consumer behaviour as per TPB. The study holds important implications for marketers suggesting that if the products are seen as environmentally friendly and ethical, then they can have a good place in the hearts of the consumers.
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