Abstract—This paper attempts to examine the effect of religiosity and money ethics on socially responsible consumption. The exploratory research was conducted as a number of present environmental problems could be linked to consumer lifestyles and behaviour. A more sustainable and socially responsible way of consuming product and services would be impossible to achieve without drastic changes in consumer attitudes and behaviour. The result of the study reveals that religiosity is a significant and main contributor to all the three dimensions of socially responsible consumption i.e. CSR performance, consumer recycling behaviour and environmental impact purchase and use criteria. However, in the case of money ethics, there is no significant relationship with all the three dimensions of socially responsible consumption.
Index Terms—Socially responsible consumption, religiosity, money ethics, Malaysian consumers.
Teck-Chai Lau is with the Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia (phone: 6016-391-7684; fax: 603-9019-7062; e-mail: lautc@ utar.edu.my).
Cite: Teck-Chai Lau, "Towards Socially Responsible Consumption: An Evaluation of Religiosity and Money Ethics," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 32-35, 2010.