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Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Mediation Effect of Green Marketing Activities on Green Brand Awareness and Consumer Purchase Intention
Author(s): Bulent Ozsacmaci
Volume: 9
Number: 4
Year: 2018
Page: 945-960
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2018.149
Abstract
This paper aims to investigate the link between green brand awareness and consumer purchasing intentions in green marketing activities. This is a quantitative based descriptive study in relational model. The gathered data explored the mediating effect of the variables using the partial least squares (PLS) approach for the analysis of structural equation model. A field study was conducted on 387 individuals living in Ankara by using a survey technique. The outcomes of the literature reviews and hypothesis analyzes indicate that consumers’ purchasing behavior is affected by the green awareness of brands and green marketing activities. Also, the results acquired with the PLS method stated that green marketing activities in the retail market products mediates the link between the green brand awareness and the consumer purchasing intention. Besides, consumer’s education level and income situation, partially mediates the relationship between green brand awareness and consumer buying intention. It should be noted that there are many sub-elements which may lead to the change of terms in these relations. Such as, consumer’s brand awareness level and the interest about the benefits and features of the green brand concept are the important indicators. The demographic and psychographic characteristics of the consumers have also contributed to the research in understanding these relationships.

Keywords: Green Marketing Practices, Green Consumption, Green Brand Awareness, Purchasing Intention, Mediation Effect

JEL Classification: M31, M37

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