Exploring ethical consumer behavior: a comprehensive study using the ethically minded consumer behavior-scale (EMCB) among adult consumers

Paulo Duarte, Susana Costa e Silva, Isabella Mangei, Joana Carmo Dias*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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Resumo

This research assesses how adult consumers perceive and behave concerning ethical practices, aiming to comprehend the obstacles that hinder ethical and sustainable consumption. Employing a modified version of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) alongside the Ethically Minded Consumer Behavior-Scale (EMCB), a sur- vey was conducted with 372 participants from Germany, young and educated, to reveal and compare the factors influencing ethical consumption, including both determinants and barriers. The results indicate positive correlations between attitudes toward ethical consumption, ethical obligation, self-identity, and the intention to engage in ethical consumption, while this intention is negatively associated with price. Additionally, the study validates the explanatory power of the modified TPB within the EMCB context. Understanding the drivers and hindrances of ethical consumption is crucial for companies and decision-makers, allowing them to prioritize these factors and refine strategies for promoting ethical consumption. This insight aids marketers in tailoring campaigns to reach this specific market effectively. Given the growing significance of ethical and sustainable consumption, this research provides valuable insights into the motivations and constraints shaping consumer behavior in this domain, contributing to both theoretical understanding and managerial decision-making for those targeting this consumer segment.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)1-22
Número de páginas22
RevistaInternational Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoAceite para publicação - 20 mai. 2024

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