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Determinants of intention to inhabit eco-friendly homes in Malaysia

Tan, T. H. (2013) Determinants of intention to inhabit eco-friendly homes in Malaysia. Journal of Green Building, 8 (4). pp. 146-163. ISSN 1943-4618

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Malaysian housing developers are weighing the costs and benefits of building environmentally sensitive homes as many of them are concerned that the market may not be receptive to such homes; therefore, this study aims to examine the determinants of inhabiting intentions of potential homebuyers toward green homes. Using a case study of Nusajaya Iskandar Malaysia, a series of quantitative analysis was used to examine homebuyers’ intentions to inhabit eco-friendly homes. The results for the survey revealed that a favorable attitude toward eco-friendly homes, high control in the ability to purchase eco-friendly homes, and the self-identification of green consumerism were statistically significant determinants of intention to inhabit such homes. Social referents’ opinion relating to eco-friendly homes, however, was not significantly related to inhabiting intentions. Additionally, households of gated-guarded and detached dwellings, higher income and educational attainment, and housing costs were significantly related to the intention of acquiring eco-friendly homes.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:University of Reading Malaysia
ID Code:69713
Publisher:College Publications

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