Investigating Recycling Behaviours in Lagos a case study for Developing Countries
: An Augmented Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)

  • George Eremionkhale

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Recycling is viewed as an essential aspect of sustainability, mainly as proenvironmental consumer behaviour. The theory of planned behaviour is a popular and wellgrounded theory that provides a theoretical framework for systematically identifying, explaining, and predicting recycling behaviours. This thesis evaluated the extension of the theory of planned behaviour based on Lagos characteristics in explaining recycling behaviours in Lagos with the addition of (inconvenience and word-of-mouth). This thesis provided a new perspective to the theoretical development of behavioural change in influencing recycling behaviours towards Lagos residents by focusing on the Lagos characteristics, this model; at the same time, adding to the current literature by providing new insight into the underresearched area of recycling behaviour in Lagos.

Overall, this thesis contributes to the literature by providing a new insight toward recycling behaviours in Lagos with intention as a mediating factor for a positive attitude, lack of inconvenience, and word-of-mouth towards participating in recycling in Lagos. Therefore, this finding has implications in terms of the interpretation of extending the theory of planned behaviour based on significant Lagos characteristics on recycling behaviours to provide a new perspective tailed towards enhancing recycling behaviour in Lagos.

The management implications of this thesis include insight into recycling behaviours in
Lagos to assist academic researchers and practitioners (government and institution) in
producing the best practice model that effectively encourages recycling participation in Lagos
Date of Award2023
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Coventry University
SupervisorHarjit Sekhon (Supervisor), Lara Spiteri-Cornish (Supervisor) & Jordon Lazell (Supervisor)

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