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

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Ng, P. Y., Ho, P.-L. and Sia, J. K.-M. 2020. Integrative model of behavioural intention: the influence of environmental concern and condition factors on food waste separation. Management of Environmental Quality. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-06-2020-0128-
AuthorsNg, P. Y., Ho, P.-L. and Sia, J. K.-M.
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.

KeywordsEnvironmental concern; Theory of planned behaviour; Food waste separation
Year2020
JournalManagement of Environmental Quality
PublisherEmerald Insight
ISSN1477-7835
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-06-2020-0128-
Official URLhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/MEQ-06-2020-0128/full/html
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Print30 Dec 2020
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Accepted07 Dec 2020
Deposited01 Apr 2021
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