Identifying factors that promote consumer behaviours causing expired domestic food waste
Farr-Wharton, Geremy, Foth, Marcus, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2014) Identifying factors that promote consumer behaviours causing expired domestic food waste. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 13(6), pp. 393-402.
Many commentators argue that domestic food waste is strongly influenced by consumer behaviours. This article reports on a study using mixed-methods to identify key factors responsible for promoting consumer behaviours that lead to domestic food waste through the lens of the Value-Belief-Norm (VBN) theory. Based on the study’s findings, three factors are proposed that cause behaviours that lead to food waste: supply knowledge – does a consumer know what food they have available; location knowledge – does a consumer know where to locate food items, and; food literacy – to what degree do past experience and acquired knowledge impact on a consumer’s food consumption and wastage practices. We analyse the study’s findings in light of a review of literature about consumer food wastage behaviours and in turn, present new insights into consumer behaviour, food waste, and the use of technology to reduce food waste.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Consumer behaviour, behaviour change, domestic food waste, Value-Belief-Norm theory, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the accepted version of the following article: Farr-Wharton G., Foth M., and Choi J. H.-J. (2014), Identifying factors that promote consumer behaviours causing expired domestic food waste, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 13; pages 393–402, doi: 10.1002/cb.1488, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cb.1488/abstract|
|Deposited On:||24 Apr 2014 05:31|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2016 13:38|
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