WORK EXPERIENCE EFFECT ON IDOLATRY AND THE IMPULSIVE BUYING TENDENCIES OF ADOLESCENTS

Han-Jen Niu, Yau-De Wang

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Abstract

The interrelationships of three issues relevant to adolescents are the focus of this study, namely, work experience, idolatry, and impulsive buying. Many young people work at some time during their years at high school, which is part of the process of socialization in terms of both thinking and behavior. Idolatry is a common phenomenon among adolescents, and is the way adolescents develop their own values and ideals. Marketers have long recognized the significance of impulse buying, but most studies focus on adult consumers. The purpose of this study was to examine the part-time job effect on idolatry and impulsive buying tendencies of 13- to 20-year-old Taiwanese adolescents. A survey of 337 high school and college students was conducted and results indicate that it has a moderating effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 233-243
Number of pages11
JournalAdolescence
Volume44
Issue number173
StatePublished - Sep 2009

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