How does consumer moral identity influence green consumption through self-enhancement/self-verification? An empirical investigation in Sierra Leone
Mahmoud Sulaiman Sesay & Xiaoling Guo
Green consumption awareness and environmental concerns have increased the demand for green products. This study will look into how the moral identity of consumers influences their green consumption through self-enhancement/self-verification. This research examines Sierra Leonean consumption patterns and intentions for green products, intending to analyze consumers’ morality toward green purchase intention through self-enhancement and self-verification. According to studies, there has been a dearth of empirical studies aimed at such consumers, and this aims to fill that gap. In this study, the basic theoretical models are the theory of moral identity and the Optimal Distinctive Theory (ODT). Based on survey data from 390 consumers, this study discovers that consumers’ morality (internalization and symbolization) has a significant and positive effect on their intention to purchase convenient green products. Additionally, the study discovers that consumers’ self-verification and self-enhancement mediate the relationship between consumers’ moral identity internalization and moral identity symbolization and their purchase intentions for convenient green products. while the need for uniqueness has no significant moderating effect on consumer purchase intention. The results of the study will make a big difference in the development of environmental laws, persuasive communication techniques, and green marketing strategies for BOP customers, which will make them more likely to buy green products and encourage them to do so in a sustainable way.
Keywords: Green purchase intention, Moral Identity, self-enhancement, self-verification, convenient goods, Sierra Leone.
|Title:||How does consumer moral identity influence green consumption through self-enhancement/self-verification? An empirical investigation in Sierra Leone|
|Author:||Mahmoud Sulaiman Sesay & Xiaoling Guo|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Issue publication (Year):||2022|
|Date of Publication:||08/09/2022|
|Paper Type:||Research paper|
Cite This Article:
Mahmoud Sulaiman Sesay & Xiaoling Guo (2022). How does consumer moral identity influence green consumption through self-enhancement/self-verification? An empirical investigation in Sierra Leone. International Journal of Science and Business, 16(1), 211-231. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.7061776
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About Author (s)
Mahmoud Sulaiman Sesay (corresponding author), PhD Research Scholar, School of Business, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, 100029, China.
Xiaoling Guo, Professor, School of Business, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, 100029, China.