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Technology acceptance perception for promotion of sustainable consumption


Economic growth in the past decades has resulted in change in consumption pattern and emergence of tech-savvy generation with unprecedented increase in the usage of social network technology. In this paper, the technology acceptance value gap adapted from the technology acceptance model has been applied as a tool supporting social network technology usage and subsequent promotion of sustainable consumption. The data generated through the use of structured questionnaires have been analyzed using structural equation modeling. The validity of the model and path estimates signifies the robustness of Technology Acceptance value gap in adjudicating the efficiency of social network technology usage in augmentation of sustainable consumption and awareness. The results indicate that subjective norm gap, ease-of-operation gap, and quality of green information gap have the most adversarial impact on social network technology usage. Eventually social networking technology usage has been identified as a significant antecedent of sustainable consumption.

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Biswas, A., Roy, M. Technology acceptance perception for promotion of sustainable consumption. Environ Sci Pollut Res 25, 6329–6339 (2018).

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  • Subjective norm
  • Ease-of-operation
  • Quality of green information
  • Social network technology
  • Sustainable consumption