Integrative model of behavioural intention: the influence of environmental concern and condition factors on food waste separation

Poh Yen Ng, Poh Ling Ho, Joseph Kee Ming Sia

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper positions environmental concern as the antecedent of attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control. It also sets to expand the theory of planned behaviour by including two condition factors: favourable situation and facility availability on the intention to separate food waste at source. Design/methodology/approach: The study collects data by using self-administered questionnaires on 682 respondents in Malaysia. Structural equation modelling is employed to test the conceptual model and the proposed hypotheses. Findings: The results show that environmental concern positively influences attitude and subjective norms, which, in turn, influences food waste separation intention. Favourable situation and facility availability are found to influence the separation intention. Originality/value: This study is one of the earliest studies to investigate residents’ intention to participate in food waste separation at a source that employs the expanded theory of planned behaviour with environmental concern and condition factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-645
Number of pages15
JournalManagement of Environmental Quality
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental concern
  • Facility availability
  • Favorable situation
  • Food waste separation
  • Theory of planned behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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