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Mum or bub? Which influences breastfeeding loyalty

Parkinson, Joy, Russell-Bennett, Rebekah, & Previte, Josephine (2012) Mum or bub? Which influences breastfeeding loyalty. Australasian Marketing Journal, 20(1), pp. 16-23.

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Abstract

The need for social marketing research in the area of breastfeeding is highlighted by the failure of campaigns to increase breastfeeding rates over the past two decades in developed countries. This is despite evidence of the health benefits of longer breastfeeding duration to both baby and mother, and the high levels of expenditure on these campaigns. Whilst past campaign approaches typically focus on baby-oriented factors, breastfeeding is a complex behaviour that for many women involves barriers that influence their commitment to continued breastfeeding. Using social marketing, this research investigates the role of mother-centred factors on loyalty to breastfeeding. A sample of 405 Australian women completed an online survey. The data were analysed using structural equation modelling, which revealed that mother-oriented, rather than baby-oriented, factors influence attitudinal and behavioural loyalty to breastfeeding.

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ID Code: 53363
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Social Marketing, Breastfeeding, Loyalty, Social Support, Self-efficacy
DOI: 10.1016/j.ausmj.2011.10.010
ISSN: 1441-3582
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500) > Marketing Theory (150506)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Australasian Marketing Journal>. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Australasian Marketing Journal, [VOL 20, ISSUE 1, (2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.ausmj.2011.10.010
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2012 08:49
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2012 14:49

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