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Special Issue "Communicative and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Sustainability"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Wim J.L. Elving

Communication & the Sustainable Society, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (NL)
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Interests: sustainability; communication; behavior; behavioral change; CSR; social media; stakeholder engagement; communicating change; energy transition
Guest Editor
Prof. Carina Wiekens

Communication & the Sustainable Society, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (NL)
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Interests: sustainability; communication; behavior; behavioral change; CSR; social media; stakeholder engagement; communicating change; energy transition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The time for talk seems to have ended and it is time to act. How can we stop climate change and create a sustainable society? In this Special Issue, we would like to highlight research on interventions. How we can find interventions that help in encouraging (sustainable or less consumption) the use of fossil-free methods of transport, the implementation of renewable energy, etc. We invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on “Communicative and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Sustainability” that contribute to the establishment of a sustainable future. We would like to collect a Special Issue that highlight evidence-based interventions to change behavior to establish the sustainable society.

This Special Issue is positioned to bring together the best work on communicative and behavioral interventions. It can include (but is not limited to) dialogue, stakeholder engagement, educational programs, nudging, community building, corporate social responsibility (CSR), social innovations, etc. We would like you to focus on evidence-based interventions and encourage practical insights or ideas for applications of findings.

Prof. Wim J.L. Elving
Prof. Carina Wiekens
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access bimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • sustainability
  • communication
  • behavior
  • interventions
  • energy
  • dialogue
  • nudging
  • CSR
  • social innovations

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Open AccessArticle The Investigation of Consumers’ Behavior Intention in Using Green Skincare Products: A Pro-Environmental Behavior Model Approach
Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 3922; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10113922
Received: 4 September 2018 / Revised: 8 October 2018 / Accepted: 25 October 2018 / Published: 28 October 2018
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Increasing environmental awareness among societies is motivating consumers to use green cosmetic products. Green skincare products are the fastest growing sector in the worldwide market compared with other green cosmetic products. However, compared with general cosmetic products, the market share of green cosmetic
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Increasing environmental awareness among societies is motivating consumers to use green cosmetic products. Green skincare products are the fastest growing sector in the worldwide market compared with other green cosmetic products. However, compared with general cosmetic products, the market share of green cosmetic products in Indonesia is relatively low. The present research investigated consumers’ purchasing intentions toward green skincare products in Indonesia using the pro-environmental reasoned action (PERA) model. A total of 251 female consumers participated in this study. Structural equation modeling was conducted to reveal the relationships between the five factors in the PERA model. The results indicated that perceived authority support (PAS) has a positive effect on perceived environmental concern (PEC). PAS and PEC have positive effects on attitude (AT) and subjective norms (SN), and AT and SN have positive effects on behavioral intention (BI) to purchase green skincare products, with the key factor being attitude. The PERA model was able to describe 62.6% of the BI to purchase green skincare products. Green skincare companies are recommended to produce more green skincare products and market the products by involving public figures and emphasizing the green attributes. Furthermore, we recommend that green skincare companies produce quality and sustainable products using quality processes, and be involved in pro-environmental activity to increase consumer attention to the green skincare products. Full article
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