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An Investigation of Pro-Environmental Behaviour and Sustainable Development in Malaysia

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Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Nerus 21030, Malaysia
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Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Diponegoro, Kampus Tembalang, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
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School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
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School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Gelugor 11800, Malaysia
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Internet Innovation Research Center, A212, Newhuadu Business School, Minjiang University, 200 Xiyuangong Road, Shangjie Town, Minhou County, Fuzhou 350108, China
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Department of Management, Sunway University Business School (SUBS), 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, 47500, Malaysia
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Faculty of Accounting and Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Sungai Long Campus, Cheras, Kajang 43000, Malaysia
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Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 7AT, UK
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Department of Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Fondamenta S. Globbe, 873, 30121 Venice, Italy
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Sustainability 2020, 12(17), 7083; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177083
Received: 3 July 2020 / Revised: 21 August 2020 / Accepted: 24 August 2020 / Published: 31 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social and New Technology Challenges of Sustainable Business)
This study aimed to examine the role of environmental commitment, environmental consciousness, green lifestyle, and green self-efficacy in influencing pro-environmental behaviour. Data were obtained through a survey of 72 students at one of the training centers in Malaysia. The hypothesized relationships were tested using partial least squares (PLS) methodology. Results showed that environmental commitment, environmental consciousness, green lifestyle, and green self-efficacy positively influenced pro-environmental behaviour, thereby providing new insights to existing literature on environmental sustainability. The results may be used by educational institutions, the government, and private agencies to strengthen students’ knowledge, attitude, and behaviour that support environment-based education. The scope of the study was limited to students at a training center, so the results may not be generalizable to different settings. Another limitation was that the study used limited contextual elements. The novelty of this study is that it examined the role of environmental commitment, environmental consciousness, green lifestyle, and green self-efficacy as determinants of pro-environmental behaviour among students in an educational setting in Malaysia. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development; pro-environmental behaviour; environmental commitment; environmental consciousness; green lifestyle; green self-efficacy sustainable development; pro-environmental behaviour; environmental commitment; environmental consciousness; green lifestyle; green self-efficacy
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Yusliza, M.Y.; Amirudin, A.; Rahadi, R.A.; Nik Sarah Athirah, N.A.; Ramayah, T.; Muhammad, Z.; Dal Mas, F.; Massaro, M.; Saputra, J.; Mokhlis, S. An Investigation of Pro-Environmental Behaviour and Sustainable Development in Malaysia. Sustainability 2020, 12, 7083. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177083

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Yusliza MY, Amirudin A, Rahadi RA, Nik Sarah Athirah NA, Ramayah T, Muhammad Z, Dal Mas F, Massaro M, Saputra J, Mokhlis S. An Investigation of Pro-Environmental Behaviour and Sustainable Development in Malaysia. Sustainability. 2020; 12(17):7083. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177083

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Yusliza, Mohd Yusoff, Amirudin Amirudin, Raden Aswin Rahadi, Nik Afzan Nik Sarah Athirah, Thurasamy Ramayah, Zikri Muhammad, Francesca Dal Mas, Maurizio Massaro, Jumadil Saputra, and Safiek Mokhlis. 2020. "An Investigation of Pro-Environmental Behaviour and Sustainable Development in Malaysia" Sustainability 12, no. 17: 7083. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177083

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