Factors affecting households’ recycling behaviour in Melaka: An application of theory of planned behaviour

Goh, Mei Ling (2014) Factors affecting households’ recycling behaviour in Melaka: An application of theory of planned behaviour. PhD thesis, Multimedia University.

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Abstract

Environmental issues have been debated and were discussed at the United Nations Conference (Earth Summit) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. Since then solid waste management has become one of the main challenges for Malaysia owing to the increase in generation of solid waste, the failure of government recycling programmes and a low national recycling rate. To date there has been no Malaysian research based on the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and so the general objective of this study was to use the TPB as a framework for an investigation of behavioural determinants of household recycling behaviour in Melaka. The proposed modification of the TPB model comprises 13 constructs – intention to recycle, attitude towards recycling, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control, commitment to the environment, interconnectedness with the environment, social relative benefits, ascription of responsibility, internal normative beliefs, external normative beliefs, mass media, self-efficacy and facilitating conditions – which were hypothesised would explain household recycling behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Call No.: HD9975 G64 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Refuse disposal industry--Waste management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 05:49
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 05:49
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6312

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