LAPSE:2023.35974v1
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LAPSE:2023.35974v1
Analysis of Factors of Single-Use Plastic Avoidance Behavior for Environmental Sustainability in China
June 7, 2023
Governments have been introducing strategies to reduce plastic waste. The reduction in plastic waste can be possible through single-use plastic avoidance. However, this is only possible with the proper understanding of the behavioral factors of single-use plastic avoidance behavior (SPAB). This study explores the factors that influence the decision-making process regarding SPAB in China, a major environmental problem, climate change, and global warming. The authors used a questionnaire survey to collect data from 421 respondents and analyze it using structural equation modeling (SEM). The study examines the effects of attitude, subjective norms (SNs), perceived behavior control (PBC), and policy intervention (PI) on single-use plastic avoidance behavior (SPAB) mediated by plastic avoidance behavioral intentions (PABI) and plastic-related environmental concerns (PREC). The analysis reveals that attitude, PBC, and PI significantly affect PABI, which affects SPAB. Moreover, PREC influences both PABI and SPAB. Furthermore, PI significantly impacts SPAB through PABI and PREC. The study suggests that effective PIs are crucial to reducing single-use plastic waste by shaping attitude, PBC, PABI, and PREC among the public and promoting pro-environmental behavior to achieve the objective of environmental sustainability.
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behavioral control, behavioral intention, climate change and governance, decision-making processes, plastic avoidance behavior, policy intervention, structural equation modeling, subjective norms
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Gu F, Zhu Z, Ali S. Analysis of Factors of Single-Use Plastic Avoidance Behavior for Environmental Sustainability in China. (2023). LAPSE:2023.35974v1
Author Affiliations
Gu F: Business School, Jiangsu Vocational College of Electronics and Information, Huai’an 223001, China
Zhu Z: School of Accounting, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan 430200, China [ORCID]
Ali S: College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, China [ORCID]
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Processes
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11
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5
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1412
Year
2023
Publication Date
2023-05-06
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2227-9717
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PII: pr11051412, Publication Type: Journal Article
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