Towards a better understanding of fashion clothing involvement

Hourigan, Sally Rebecca & Bougoure, Ursula (2012) Towards a better understanding of fashion clothing involvement. Australasian Marketing Journal, 20, pp. 127-135.

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This study is concerned with consumer involvement in fashion clothing. Amidst the consumer objects that facilitate everyday life, fashion clothing is an important and meaningful object for many consumers. In the extant consumer literature few studies have attempted to examine fashion clothing involvement, particularly in terms of its causes and outcomes. This study then focuses on building a reliable nomological network to bring a greater understanding to this facet of consumer behaviour. To achieve this, materialism and gender are examined as drivers of fashionclothinginvolvement. Recreational shopper identity, ongoing information search, market mavenism, and purchase decision involvement are explored as outcomes of fashion clothing involvement. Data were gathered using an Australian Generation Y sample resulting in 200 completed questionnaires. The results support the study’s model and its hypotheses and show that materialism and gender are significant drivers of fashion clothing involvement. While also, recreational shopper identity, ongoing information search, market mavenism and purchase decision involvement are significant outcomes of fashion clothing involvement.

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ID Code: 54183
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Fashion clothing involvement, Recreational shopper identity
DOI: 10.1016/j.ausmj.2011.10.004
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2012 01:05
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 14:44

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