Journal of Economics and Development, T. 19, S. 2 (2017)

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Materialism and Green Purchase Intention: A Study of Urban Vietnamese Consumers

NGUYEN THI TUYET MAI, NGUYEN VU HUNG, NGUYEN HOANG LINH, NGUYEN HOANG MINH

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    This study focuses on examining the impact of three components of materialism on green purchase intention for urban consumers in Vietnam, an emerging economy. An extended Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) is applied as the conceptual framework for this study. The hypotheses are empirically tested using survey data obtained from consumers in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The regression results show support for most of our hypotheses. The findings indicate that two out of three facets of materialism are significant predictors of green purchase intention. Specifically, success is found to be negatively related to purchase intention, while happiness is related positively to the intention. All three antecedents in the TPB model, including attitude towards green purchase, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control are also found to have positive impacts on purchase intention. The research findings are discussed and implications for managers and policy makers are provided.

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Journal of Economics & Development, ISSN: 1859-0020