Influence of socio-psychological factors and educational experience on adolescent consumers' ethical consumption behavior

사회심리적 요인과 윤리적 소비교육 경험이 청소년 소비자의 윤리적 소비행동에 미치는 영향

  • 최경숙 (한국소비자교육지원센터)
  • Received : 2015.01.16
  • Accepted : 2015.03.15
  • Published : 2015.03.31


The purpose of this study was to explore the levels of ethical consumptions and related variables on ethics of adolescents as consumers. This subjects were 552 middle and high school students. The research results are summarized as follows. 1. The scores to measure ethical consumptions level of the adolescents was ranged from 2.87 to 3.08, which were relatively low. 2. The ethical consumptions(fair-trade product consumption, donation and giving, local consumption and eco-friendly consumption) in demographic variables were found to have significant differences depending on their religion, perceived social class, father's education and mother's education. 3. The result of hierarchical regression analysis indicated that consumer education experience, the eco-friendly values, materialism, saving, experiencing mass media on affecting the fair-trade product consumption. The major variables affecting the ethical consumptions in the donation and giving were materialism, consumer education experience, experiencing mass media and the eco-friendly values. The significant variables affecting the local consumption were the eco-friendly values, consumer education experience, materialism, experiencing mass media and saving. The major variables affecting the eco-friendly consumption were the eco-friendly values materialism.