IIUM Repository

Socioeconomics determinants of household carbon footprint in Iskandar Malaysia

Zen, Irina Safitri and Uddin, M. Salim and Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Majid, Mohammad Rafee and Almulhim, Abdulaziz I. and Doberstein, Brent (2022) Socioeconomics determinants of household carbon footprint in Iskandar Malaysia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 347. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0959-6526 E-ISSN 1879-1786

[img]
Preview
PDF (SCOPUS) - Supplemental Material
Download (351kB) | Preview
[img] PDF (Article) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (3MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Understanding the complex links between socioeconomic variables and carbon emissions can reveal household spending and lifestyle patterns. This study oversees those issues and examines consumption patterns and their related variables such as climate change understanding, attitudes, and knowledge, in order to better comprehend the complicated linkages. This study revealed that eight socioeconomic elements influence a household’s carbon footprint: (i) household income (β = 0.476, p < 0.05), (ii) green attitudes (β = − 0.196, p < 0.05), (iii) residential space (β = 0.157, p < 0.05), (iv), education levels (β = 0.131, p < 0.05), (v) household’s tenure status by ownership (β = 0.130, p < 0.05), (vi) household’s age (β = 0.112, p < 0.05), (vii) size of household (β = 0.101, p < 0.05), and, (viii) female-headed household (β = − 0.077, p < 0.05). Approximately 83.6% of respondents are mindful of climate change, but only 2.6% correctly define it as a long-term shift in weather patterns. The study found that 82% of households are willing to change their consumption habits and lifestyle to reduce their household’s carbon footprint. In order to achieve a low carbon society, our research advocate a multipronged approach and policy action is crucial based on the results. Further, robust climate change educational and awareness programmes is decisive at the multilevel and scale in Malaysia to achieve its carbon emissions reduction target by 2050.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon footprint Climate change Household lifestyle Energy consumption Environmental awareness
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE196 Sustainable living
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA29 Theory and method of social science statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB131 Methodology.Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB71 Economics as a science
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB801 Consumption. Demand
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB848 Demography. Population. Vital events
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM831 Social change
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Asst.Prof. Dr. Irina Safitri Zen
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2022 09:36
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 09:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97479

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year