A Study on Factors Influencing Consumer Purchase Intentions and Purposes in Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Test

소비자의뢰 유전자검사 구매 의도 및 목적에 영향을 미치는 요인 연구

  • Park, Imsu (Center of Water Policy Research, K-water) ;
  • Jung, Ilyoung (Division of Innovation and Growth Policy, STEPI)
  • 박임수 (한국수자원공사 물정책연구소) ;
  • 정일영 (과학기술정책연구원 혁신성장정책연구본부)
  • Received : 2019.04.17
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


Innovation of genomics technology has recently been extended to Direct To Consumer Genetic Test (DTC-GT) which consumers purchase without requesting the service on medical institutes. In 2016, Korea has introduced the DTC-GT but the market size is small comparing to global market. This study analyzes consumers' purchase intentions and purposes and their influential factors based on 2018 consumer survey. According to the results of binominal and multinominal logistic regression, knowledge after purchase, attitude on medical care benefit, health status are statistically significant on purchase intentions. Purchase purposes are different on age group and related on medical care rather than health care. These results imply that DTC-GT is needed to improve consumer satisfaction, re-purchase and effective care service. This paper is expected to contribute on strategic directions for the new DTC-GT product development.

Table 1. DTC-GT products

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Table 2. Variables and Characteristics of respondents

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Table 3. Results of binomial regression: Model I-III

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Table 4. Results of binomial regression: Model IV

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Table 5. Results of multi-nomial regression

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