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50 Shades of Green: Insights into Personal Values and Worldviews as Drivers of Green Purchasing Intention, Behaviour, and Experience

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Faculty of Management, Open Universiteit, 6419 AT Heerlen, The Netherlands
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Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa We Wrocławiu, WSB University in Wrocław, Fabryczna 29–31, 53-609 Wrocław, Poland
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Faculty of Economics, Opole University, Ozimska 46a, 45-058 Opole, Poland
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Sustainability 2021, 13(8), 4140; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084140
Received: 12 March 2021 / Revised: 1 April 2021 / Accepted: 2 April 2021 / Published: 8 April 2021
Despite the booming interest in determinants of green (i.e., sustainable) consumption, the psychological factors that influence pro-environmental consumption patterns are not yet fully understood. To answer this call, we developed and analysed a model that offers an integrative approach to sustainable consumption patterns by addressing the full palette of consumers’ personal value orientations. Specifically, we linked consumers’ egoistic, altruistic, and biospheric values at the personal level to pro-environmental purchasing intentions, behaviours, and experiences. Furthermore, we examined whether implicit beliefs about the balance between humanity and nature (i.e., worldviews) moderate these relationships. To support the theoretical propositions in our model, we drew on the key premises of the theory of planned behaviour. Data from 291 Polish respondents were analysed by using multiple linear regression analysis, and the moderating effect of worldviews was investigated with simple slope analysis. While controlling for cultural values, the findings show that personal values, specifically biospheric values, predict sustainable consumer patterns and that consumers’ worldview moderates this relationship. Our study offers a novel holistic approach to analyse sustainable consumption patterns, which will assist environmental management scholars and practitioners who seek to understand and stimulate pro-environmental consumer behaviour. Our findings may help practitioners to develop strategies to influence consumer intentions and behaviours concerning green products. View Full-Text
Keywords: green purchasing; New Ecological Paradigm; worldview; value orientations; sustainability; environmental concerns green purchasing; New Ecological Paradigm; worldview; value orientations; sustainability; environmental concerns
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Caniëls, M.C.J.; Lambrechts, W.; Platje, J.; Motylska-Kuźma, A.; Fortuński, B. 50 Shades of Green: Insights into Personal Values and Worldviews as Drivers of Green Purchasing Intention, Behaviour, and Experience. Sustainability 2021, 13, 4140. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084140

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Caniëls MCJ, Lambrechts W, Platje J, Motylska-Kuźma A, Fortuński B. 50 Shades of Green: Insights into Personal Values and Worldviews as Drivers of Green Purchasing Intention, Behaviour, and Experience. Sustainability. 2021; 13(8):4140. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084140

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Caniëls, Marjolein C.J.; Lambrechts, Wim; Platje, Johannes; Motylska-Kuźma, Anna; Fortuński, Bartosz. 2021. "50 Shades of Green: Insights into Personal Values and Worldviews as Drivers of Green Purchasing Intention, Behaviour, and Experience" Sustainability 13, no. 8: 4140. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084140

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