Online Impulse Buying and Cognitive Dissonance

Examining the Effect of Mood on Consumer Behaviour

Authors: Mattia, Giovanni, Di Leo, Alessio, Principato, Ludovica

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  • Explore the drivers for on-line impulse buying
  • Explain the effect of mood on cognitive dissonance after an on-line impulse buying
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Consumers’ beliefs and attitudes towards online sales significantly influence buying behavior on the internet. However, the impact of these thoughts and beliefs on the decision to make an online purchase is not direct. It can be moderated by the emotions experienced while browsing an e-commerce website. Impulse buying in particular is influenced by a number of factors, for example how stimulating the e-shopping platform is, and how easy it is to click on the cart a certain product, for instance a smartphone. But what happens after an online impulse buy is made? Often the customer can regret the purchase and in the throes of anxiety, look for reasons to justify the choices made. Consumer behaviour scholars and pyschologists call this phenomenon cognitive dissonance, and certain individuals are more sensitive than others in developing this than others.

This book offers a deep investigation around online impulse buying and subsequent cognitive dissonance. Specifically, the authors present a research case study of a group of millenials who are shopping for smartphones to study whether an initial positive state can reduce the onset of cognitive dissonance in consumers. Based on substantial research and a sample of 212 impulsive millennial buyers, the book provides a comprehensive, but simple and synthetic framework of impulse buying, cognitive dissonance and positive affect state, highlighting their relationships.

About the authors

Giovanni Mattia is Associate Professor at Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy), Department of Business Studies, where he currently teaches Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research. His research streams mainly concentrate on consumer behavior and sustainable consumptions. He has been principal investigator of several research projects.

Alessio Di Leo is a Ph.D. Researcher in Marketing at La Sapienza University (Rome, Italy). His research interests refer to the following domains: sustainability issues, consumer behavior, and customer experience in the fields of agri-food and luxury sectors.

Ludovica Principato is Researcher of Marketing and Sustainability at Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy), Department of Business Studies. Her research interests lay on consumer behavior and food waste. In 2013-2014 she was part of the Psychology of Eating and Consumer Health laboratory at the Harvard School of Public Health.



Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-65923-3
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Hardcover $59.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65922-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Online Impulse Buying and Cognitive Dissonance
Book Subtitle
Examining the Effect of Mood on Consumer Behaviour
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65923-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65923-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65922-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 99
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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