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An Empirical Study on Greenwashing and Consumers' Green Purchase Intention in Chinese Electrical Appliance Market

  • Jinting, Li
  • Jie, Han
  • Zhaofeng, Qiu
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Purpose: This study aims to inform readers whether greenwashing in the Chinese electrical appliance market impacts consumers' green purchase intention. Methods: This study uses theory of planned behaviour as the theoretical basis to construct a structural equation model. An online questionnaire survey was conducted on 521 participants. Results: Our analysis shows that greenwashing has indirectly positively correlated with green purchase intention; green attitude and green perceived value play an intermediary role between greenwashing and green purchase intention. Conclusion: This study concluded that in the Chinese electrical appliance market, greenwashing has positively affected green attitudes and green perceived value, then green attitudes and green perceived value positively affected green purchase intention, and green attitudes positively affected green perceived value. Structure: In this study, after the introduction, the model and related proprietary definitions involved in the research are explained, and hypotheses are proposed. Next are the research methods and research results, and then the discussion of the research results. Finally, the possible directions of future research are discussed.

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