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  • Journal title : Journal of Fashion Business
  • Volume 19, Issue 6,  2015, pp.1-13
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fashion Business
  • DOI : 10.12940/jfb.2015.19.6.1
 Title & Authors
Consumer Regulatory Focus and Impulse Buying of Apparel
Lee, Goeun; Lee, Yoon-jung;
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This study aimed to determine the relationship between consumer regulatory focus and impulse buying of apparel products and the mediating effect of consumer fashion innovativeness. A large portion of consumer buying behavior is based on impulse. However, impulse buying is difficult to predict; moreover, factors that explain consumers` impulse buying tendencies are not yet fully identified. In this study, consumer regulatory focus was considered as a factor that explains consumers` impulse buying tendencies. The purpose of this study was to examine how fashion innovativeness and impulse buying tendencies differ, based on the consumer regulatory focus. A structural equation modeling was conducted to validate the research model. A questionnaire agency conducted online survey for 1 week and of the 400 copies distributed, total of 400 were collected. Promotion-focus and fashion innovativeness were positively correlated, which in turn had an effect on rational, emotional, and situational impulse buying. The promotion-focus had a negative effect on fashion innovation, but a positive effect on emotional impulse buying. On the other hand, prevention-focus had negative effect on emotional impulse buying, and situational impulse buying. Consumer regulatory focus and fashion innovativeness were useful predictors different consumer tendencies of impulse buying of apparel.
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