Exploring the intention to consume organic food among generation-Y / Juan Rizal Sa'ari and Koe Wei Loon

Sa'ari, Juan Rizal and Koe, Wei Loon (2012) Exploring the intention to consume organic food among generation-Y / Juan Rizal Sa'ari and Koe Wei Loon. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Food is a basic necessity for the survival of humankind and people consume various
types of food every day. Nowadays, with the demand for high quality of life, organic
food has started to gain the consumers' attention in the food market. Evidence from
Europe and North American regions has proven that organic food demand has soared
overwhelmingly. There is no doubt that organic food can help people to lead a
healthy life and it has a great potential to prosper in the region. However, research
into the organic food market in Malaysia is still very lacking, especially among the
young consumers such as Generation-Y because it is considered new in Malaysia. As
such, this study was carried out to determine the level of intention to consume
organic food and to verify the relationship between influencing factors and intention
to consume organic food among Generation-Y. The respondents were selected from
undergraduate students of a local university. Based on the descriptive statistics, the
study found that most respondents have the average intention to agree in consuming
organic food. The inferential statistical tests showed that environmental concern and
food safety playa significant and positive effect on influencing intention to consume
organic food among Generation-Y. However, other factors such as perceived cost,
perceived quality, health consciousness, trust and social value are deemed as less
significant in predicting intention to consume organic food among Generation-Y.
Recommendations for organic food producers, consumers, policy makers and future
researchers have also been put forth at the end of this study.

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Item Type: Research Reports
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Sa'ari, Juan Rizal
juanrizal@uitm.edu.my
Koe, Wei Loon
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Youth
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Youth > Malaysia
T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Item ID: 35033
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organic food, Generation-Y, Environmental concern
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/35033

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