- Volume 17 Issue 12
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Factors Affecting the Delay of the Final Purchase Decision in Online Shopping: Investigating the Moderating Effect of Need for Cognitive Closure
온라인 쇼핑에서 최종 구매결정 지연 발생의 영향요인: 인지적 종결욕구의 조절효과를 중심으로
- Received : 2017.08.16
- Accepted : 2017.09.12
- Published : 2017.12.28
While online shopping has been increased expeditiously, a significant portion of purchasing intention has not been converted into actual purchasing behavior without delay in online space. This study investigates the factors causing a delay in online purchasing decision even after purchasing intention has been formed. It identifies the uncertainty variables (information, psychological, and preference uncertainties) related to consumer needs and the situational variables (time pressure and past purchase experience) surrounding the purchasing transaction. Furthermore, the need for cognitive closure is proposed to moderate the relationships between uncertainty/situational variables and the purchasing behavior. The results show that the uncertainties and situational factors significantly influence purchasing delay. Also, the need for cognitive closure indeed works as a moderator between the uncertainty variables and the purchasing behavior. Practical and academic implications of these findings are also discussed.
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