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.

본 연구에서는 신체에 대한 불만족이 체중조절행동을 유발한다는 점에 착안하여 이를 인터넷 쇼핑행동 중 사이즈 위험지각과 연결시켜 구매결정 유보행동에 이르는 영향관계를 실증적으로 알아보았다. 연실증연구결과 체중조절행동에는 식이요법, 물리적 시술 및 약물복용, 그리고 운동의 세 가지 주요활동이 있는 것으로 나타났다. 신체중조절행동에 있어서 성별의 차이는 나타났으나 연령 차이는 도출되지 않았다. 신체에 대한 불만족 중 체형에 대한 불만족은 운동에 의한 체중조절행동에 유의한 관계를 주었으나 신장과 몸무게에 대한 불만족은 체중조절행동과 관계가 나타나지 않았다. 치수위험지각에는 체중에 대한 불만족이 유의한 영향을 미쳤으며, 식이요법과 물리적시술 및 약물복용 행동이 치수위험지각에 유의한 영향을 주었다. 치수위험지각은 결국 구매연기나 오프라인 전환과 같은 구매결정유보행동에 유의한 영향을 줌으로 해서 온라인쇼핑에 영향을 미치는 것으로 나타났다. 본 연구는 체중조절행동과 신체불만족, 그리고 온라인 쇼핑시의 치수위험지각을 연결시킨 융합적 접근방법을 통하여 관련변수들의 영향관계를 살핀 데에 의의가 있다.



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