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Understanding the effect of personal and social value on attitude and usage behavior of luxury cosmetic brands

S. Ajitha and V.J. Sivakumar

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 2017, vol. 39, issue C, 103-113

Abstract: The growth of the luxury market has been phenomenal in recent years, especially in the emerging markets such as India. This research studied luxury value aspects (personal and social) of luxury cosmetic brands and their impact on consumer attitudes and usage behavior, with a focus on women consumers. Data was collected in the form of a survey from 372 women luxury cosmetic users. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the framework. Hedonism and status value were found to have high significant relationship towards attitude whereas usage behavior was influenced by materialism and status value. Hence the symbolic and psychological traits among consumer will show their willingness to buy and preferences on luxury cosmetic brands. The findings of this study provide valuable insights to marketers and managers to understand consumer trends, attitudes and behavior in the luxury cosmetic market and develop marketing strategies to successfully market their products.

Keywords: Luxury; Personal and social value; Attitude; Usage behavior; Consumer behavior; Luxury market; Luxury cosmetic brands; Socio-psychology; Female cosmetic user (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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