Purpose: Understanding the determinants that influence consumers' attitude to adopt sustainable diets represents an important area of research to promote sustainable food consumption. The aim of this study is to investigate how (1) the individual openness to new foods (ONFs), (2) the involvement in food trends (IFTs) and (3) the social media use (SMU) can potentially impact the attitude towards the adoption of a sustainable diet (ATSD). Design/methodology/approach: The authors conducted a structured survey in eight countries: Italy, Germany, Poland, USA, Brazil, Japan, Korea and China. The final sample of 5,501 individuals was analysed applying a structural equation model. Findings: The main results show that attitude towards the ATSD is influenced differently by the antecedents investigated in each country. In particular, the ONF positively influences the ATSD only in Italy, USA and Germany. IFT positively influences the ATSD only in Italy, Poland and USA, while negatively in Germany. SMU has a positive influence on the ATSD only in Japan, USA and Germany, while a negative one in Brazil and Korea. Originality/value: This study presents a cross-country comparison about the antecedents of attitude towards the ATSD, thus providing evidence for the need of ad hoc marketing strategies by companies and policies by institutions at single country level.

Exploring the attitude towards the adoption of a sustainable diet: a cross-country comparison / Pucci, T.; Casprini, E.; Sogari, G.; Zanni, L.. - In: BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL. - ISSN 0007-070X. - ahead-of-print:ahead-of-print(2021). [10.1108/BFJ-04-2021-0426]

Exploring the attitude towards the adoption of a sustainable diet: a cross-country comparison

Sogari G.;
2021

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Purpose: Understanding the determinants that influence consumers' attitude to adopt sustainable diets represents an important area of research to promote sustainable food consumption. The aim of this study is to investigate how (1) the individual openness to new foods (ONFs), (2) the involvement in food trends (IFTs) and (3) the social media use (SMU) can potentially impact the attitude towards the adoption of a sustainable diet (ATSD). Design/methodology/approach: The authors conducted a structured survey in eight countries: Italy, Germany, Poland, USA, Brazil, Japan, Korea and China. The final sample of 5,501 individuals was analysed applying a structural equation model. Findings: The main results show that attitude towards the ATSD is influenced differently by the antecedents investigated in each country. In particular, the ONF positively influences the ATSD only in Italy, USA and Germany. IFT positively influences the ATSD only in Italy, Poland and USA, while negatively in Germany. SMU has a positive influence on the ATSD only in Japan, USA and Germany, while a negative one in Brazil and Korea. Originality/value: This study presents a cross-country comparison about the antecedents of attitude towards the ATSD, thus providing evidence for the need of ad hoc marketing strategies by companies and policies by institutions at single country level.
Exploring the attitude towards the adoption of a sustainable diet: a cross-country comparison / Pucci, T.; Casprini, E.; Sogari, G.; Zanni, L.. - In: BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL. - ISSN 0007-070X. - ahead-of-print:ahead-of-print(2021). [10.1108/BFJ-04-2021-0426]
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