The determinants of foreign product preference amongst elite consumers in an emerging market

Padmali Rodrigo, Hina Khan, Yuksel Ekinci

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Abstract

By integrating the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and self-image congruence, this study seeks to investigate elite consumers’ purchase intentions towards products made in foreign countries. The data were gathered via a survey conducted amongst 316 Sri Lankan elite consumers across two product categories. The findings demonstrate that consumers’ attitudes towards products made in foreign countries are driven by subjective norms and self-image congruence. The study shows that self-image congruence is the stronger predictor of consumers’ attitudes towards products made in foreign countries. Also, the effect of self-image congruence on consumers’ purchase intentions is partially mediated by their attitudes towards products made in foreign countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Retailing and Consumer Services
Volume46
Early online date18 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

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