Predicting consumers' intentions to purchase eco-friendly athletic wear in a moderated model of individual green values and gender
Faculty / School
School of Business Studies (SBS)
Department of Marketing
Was this content written or created while at IBA?
International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
Accounting | Business | Econometrics | Economics | Finance | Sports Sciences
Purpose: Using three theoretical lenses − organismic integration theory (OIT), theory of values-belief-norm (VBN) and gender schema theory (GST) − this study aims to examine the effect of environmental factors (environmental attitude, environmental concerns, perceived environmental responsibility and peer influence) on consumers' intentions to purchase eco-friendly athletic wear. Design/methodology/approach: A sample of n = 380 Pakistani consumers was used to test hypothesized relationships. Data were analyzed through the partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) technique using SmartPLS version 3.3.3. Findings: Findings suggest that environmental attitude, environmental concerns, perceived environmental responsibility and peer influence are positively associated with green purchase behavior. The moderating effects of individual green values were found statistically significant between peer influence and green purchase behavior. The data further revealed that the effect of environmental attitude, environmental concerns, peer influence and perceived environmental responsibility on green purchase behavior varies across the gender. Originality/value: This research is one of the first attempts to explore the effect of environmental motivational factors on consumers' intentions to purchase eco-friendly athletic wear using theories of OIT, VBN and GST. This study employs advanced analytical methods to perform multi-group analysis and establish the predictive relevance of the model, using PLS-SEM in sports management and marketing context.
HJRS - X Category, Scopus, Web of Science - Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Journal Quality Ranking
Impact Factor: 3.21
Channa, N. A., Tariq, B., Samo, A., Ghumro, N. H., & Qureshi, N. A. (2021). Predicting consumers' intentions to purchase eco-friendly athletic wear in a moderated model of individual green values and gender. International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/faculty-research-articles/9