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Environmental Knowledge as a Mediator between Green Price, Green Promotion and Consumer Buying Behavior in Hypermarkets of UAE
Asim Mehmood, Amiya Bhaumik
© 2023 Asim Mehmood, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 101-109, ISSN 2619-9955, https://doi.org/10.18421/SAR62-07, June 2023.
Received: 19 April 2023.
Revised: 02 June 2023.
Accepted: 07 June 2023.
Published: 26 June 2023.
This paper investigates the mediating role of environmental knowledge and its effect on green pricing, promotion, and consumer buying behaviour in hypermarkets in Ajman, UAE. Two hundred twenty questionnaires were distributed to hypermarket customers, with a return rate of 76.8%. The study utilized SPSS version 28 to conduct exploratory factor analysis on 21 items, focusing on item loading, convergent validity, and internal consistency. Correlation tests were performed to determine the strength of associations between variables, and multiple regression and mediation analysis was used to test the hypothesis. The results found that green pricing substantially affects consumer buying behaviour and environmental knowledge. The results showed that green promotion considerably impacts consumer buying behaviour and ecological knowledge. Additionally, environmental knowledge partly mediated the connection between green prices and CBB and green promotion and CBB. However, the study's findings are limited to Ajman, UAE, and cannot be generalized.
Keywords – environmental knowledge (EK), green price, green promotion, consumer buying behaviour (CBB), UAE.