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than their necessity in purchasing goods or services that ultimately
leads to waste.
A. Sampling and Research Procedure
Although this study has few significant contributions, it still has
limitations. This study has investigated only three variables and
employed cross sectional data. Thus, it is recommended for future
research to include more variables in the framework and employ a
qualitative method that may possibly generate more information
on the present study.
In this study, the data was collected using primary method which
is using questionnaire. It was done in The National University of
Malaysia (UKM). Respondents were given a self-administered
questionnaire to answer. A total of 200 valid questionnaire was
collected from the respondents and used for data analysis.
B. Research Instrument
All questions in the survey were adopted and adapted from past
studies. All items were measured using 7-point Likert scale
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Network (MRUN) in providing the grant: EP-2019-004/
1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=somewhat disagree,
=neutral, 5=somewhat agree, 6=agree, 7=strongly disagree).
In this study food waste stands as the dependent variable and the
USIM/YTI/FEM/052002/41618 in assisting this research.
remaining variables: perceived scarcity, negative feelings, and
status consumption represent the independent variables. The
results are shown in Table 1, the value of R = 0.174, which implies
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7.4 percent of variance in food waste are likely explained by
avoidance of guest authorship), dual submission, manipulation of
perceived scarcity, negative feelings, and status consumption. As
indicated in Table1, status consumption, and negative feelings
have significant positive influence on the food waste. Hence
supporting H2 and H3. However, perceived scarcity is not
significantly related to food waste. Thus, H1 is not supported. On
examining the value of Beta, it could be observed that status
consumption has most crucial influence on food waste followed by
This result of the research validates past studies that indicate
negative emotions lead to high food intake in response to positive
emotions . Several other researchers also suggested that
sadness enhances food indulgence  and impulse buying
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research ethics. Authors adhere to publication requirements that
submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere
in any language.
The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest that
would prejudice the impartiality of this scientific work.
All authors of this study have a complete contribution for data
collection, data analyses and manuscript writing.
. In addition, past studies also pointed that, as people
higher on materialism they are not only found to have more
favorable attitudes toward spending  but have also been linked
to wasting money on relatively unimportant possession .
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