Examining How Environmental Concern Affects Purchase Intention: Mediating Role of Perceived Trust and Moderating Role of Perceived Risk

  • Man Lung Jonathan Kwok School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Mei-Chi Macy Wong School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Mei Mei Lau School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the factors affecting the intention to purchase PCTG plastic water bottles. It further elaborates on the relationships among perceived value, perceived risk, trust in the quality of the product, and purchase with the concern of protecting the environment. Another focus of this research was to measure the mediating effect of trust on the relation between perceived value and purchase intention and to test whether perceived risk has any moderating effect on the relation between perceived value and purchase intention. Three hundred valid responses from Hong Kong consumers were used to test the mediation-moderation model. The research findings indicated that trust partially mediates the significant relationship of perceived value with purchase intention. The moderating role of perceived risk was also found to have significant effect on the direct effect between perceived value and purchase intentions, indicating that the relationship between the perceived value and purchase intention is stronger under high perceived risk rather than under low perceived risk. Managerial implications and limitations are also discussed. Keywords: Perceived Value, Perceived Risk, Trust, Purchase Intention, Environmental Concern To cite this document: Man-Lung Jonathan Kwok, Mei-Chi Macy Wong, and Mei Mei Lau, "Examining How Environmental Concern Affects Purchase Intention: Mediating Role of Perceived Trust and Moderating Role of Perceived Risk", Contemporary Management Research, Vol.11, No.2, pp.143-152, 2015. Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.7903/cmr.13845
Published
2015-04-15
How to Cite
Kwok, M. L. J., Wong, M.-C. M., & Lau, M. M. (2015). Examining How Environmental Concern Affects Purchase Intention: Mediating Role of Perceived Trust and Moderating Role of Perceived Risk. Contemporary Management Research, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.7903/cmr.13845
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Special Issue for ICMS conference