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      DETERMINANTS OF INTENTION TO INHABIT ECO-FRIENDLY HOMES IN MALAYSIA

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      Journal of Green Building

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      eco-friendly homes, inhabiting intentions, determinants, Malaysia

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          Malaysian housing developers are weighing the costs and benefits of building environmentally-sensitive homes out of concern that the market may not be receptive to such homes. This study aims to examine the determinants of inhabiting intentions of potential homebuyers toward eco-friendly 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.

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                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Fall 2013
                : 8
                : 4
                : 146-163
                Author notes

                1Associate Professor, Sunway University Business School, 5 Jalan University, Bandar Sunway, 46150, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

                Article
                jgb.8.4.146
                10.3992/jgb.8.4.146
                ©2013 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.
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                Pages: 18
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