Using theory of consumption values to predict organic food purchase intention: Role of health consciousness and eco-friendly LOHAS tendency

  • Sirin G. Köse Yıldız Technical University, Business Administration Dept., Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Istanbul 34210
  • İbrahim Kırcova Yıldız Technical University, Business Administration Dept., Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Istanbul 34210
Keywords: perceived value, consumer behavior, organic agriculture


Aim of study: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between eco-friendly LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) tendency, health consciousness, perceived value of organic food and organic food purchase intention in the framework of personality-perception-behavioral intention.

Area of study: Turkey.

Material and methods: Data were collected from consumers using structured questionnaires. The research model was analyzed with the Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling technique.

Main results: Results show that eco-friendly LOHAS tendency (β= 0.292, p<0.01), health consciousness (β=0.140, p<0.05), emotional value (β=0.282, p<0.01), and social value (β=0.099, p<0.05) positively influence intention to purchase organic food, whereas financial value and functional value were not significantly related to intention to purchase organic food. Furthermore, eco-friendly LOHAS tendency and health consciousness are positively related to all dimensions of perceived value of organic food.

Research highlights: Findings point out that affective dimension of perceived value of organic food is more considerable than cognitive dimension in a developing country. Emotional value of organic food is more important for consumers who have high level of eco-friendly LOHAS tendency while functional value of organic food is more essential for consumers who a have high level of health consciousness.


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How to Cite
KöseS. G., & Kırcova İbrahim. (2021). Using theory of consumption values to predict organic food purchase intention: Role of health consciousness and eco-friendly LOHAS tendency. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 19(3), e0109.
Agricultural economics