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An Investigation of Pro-Environmental Behaviour and Sustainable Development in Malaysia

Mohd Yusoff Yusliza (), Amirudin Amirudin (), Raden Aswin Rahadi (), Nik Afzan Nik Sarah Athirah (), Thurasamy Ramayah (), Zikri Muhammad (), Francesca Dal Mas (), Maurizio Massaro (), Jumadil Saputra () and Safiek Mokhlis ()
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Mohd Yusoff Yusliza: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Nerus 21030, Malaysia
Amirudin Amirudin: Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Diponegoro, Kampus Tembalang, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
Raden Aswin Rahadi: School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
Nik Afzan Nik Sarah Athirah: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Nerus 21030, Malaysia
Thurasamy Ramayah: School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Gelugor 11800, Malaysia
Zikri Muhammad: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Nerus 21030, Malaysia
Francesca Dal Mas: Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 7AT, UK
Maurizio Massaro: Department of Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Fondamenta S. Globbe, 873, 30121 Venice, Italy
Jumadil Saputra: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Nerus 21030, Malaysia
Safiek Mokhlis: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Nerus 21030, Malaysia

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 17, 1-1

Abstract: This study aimed to examine the role of environmental commitment, environmental consciousness, green lifestyle, and green self-efficacy in influencing pro-environmental behaviour. Data were obtained through a survey of 72 students at one of the training centers in Malaysia. The hypothesized relationships were tested using partial least squares (PLS) methodology. Results showed that environmental commitment, environmental consciousness, green lifestyle, and green self-efficacy positively influenced pro-environmental behaviour, thereby providing new insights to existing literature on environmental sustainability. The results may be used by educational institutions, the government, and private agencies to strengthen students’ knowledge, attitude, and behaviour that support environment-based education. The scope of the study was limited to students at a training center, so the results may not be generalizable to different settings. Another limitation was that the study used limited contextual elements. The novelty of this study is that it examined the role of environmental commitment, environmental consciousness, green lifestyle, and green self-efficacy as determinants of pro-environmental behaviour among students in an educational setting in Malaysia.

Keywords: sustainable development; pro-environmental behaviour; environmental commitment; environmental consciousness; green lifestyle; green self-efficacy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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