Convergence approach to weight control behavior and online clothing product shopping

체중조절행동과 온라인의류쇼핑에 대한 융합적 접근

  • Kim, Wha-Sun (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Hanyang University) ;
  • Lee, Kyu-Hye (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2015.05.06
  • Accepted : 2015.07.20
  • Published : 2015.07.28


This study focused on the idea that consumers who are dissatisfied with their body form tend to be more interested in weight control behavior. This research connects this relationship with consumers' risk perception on the internet and consequent decision hesitation behavior. Empirical results extracted three factors of weight control behavior: diet, physical treatment, and medication and exercise. Weight control behavior was different by gender but not by age. Consumers who were dissatisfied with their body form were likely to do exercise, but other types of dissatisfaction (weight dissatisfaction and height dissatisfaction) were not significantly related to weight control behavior. Weight dissatisfaction influenced perceived size risk significantly when shopping online. Diet, physical treatment, and medication had significant influence on perceived size risk when shopping online. Perceived size risk had significant influence on decision delay and offline switch behavior. This study took a convergence approach, which connects consumer characteristics with online shopping behavior.


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