Investigating consumers' green values and food-related behaviours in Turkey


GÜNDEN C. , ATIŞ E. , SALALI H. E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSUMER STUDIES, 2019 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ijcs.12544
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSUMER STUDIES

Özet

This study sets out to examine the influence of consumers' green values on food-related behaviours. Data were collected from a random sample of 385 consumers in Izmir, Turkey via face-to-face interviews. Factor analysis was conducted to identify the underlying dimensions that capture the meaning of green values, which affect shopping, cooking and eating behaviours of consumers. A composite variable that represents consumers' perception of green values was created to classify consumers into two segments labelled: Negative perceivers (37.7%) and positive perceivers (62.3%). The results indicated that the positive perceivers tended to have healthier and environmentally friendly food consumption behaviours than the negative perceivers. Gender, age, education, marital status, body mass index, regular exercise and smoking were significant for differentiating between the segments. We intend to construct value-based intervention programmes that are easy to implement, non-mandatory and cost-effective for the negative perceivers.