The effects of store atmosphere on shopping behaviour - A literature review.

Bohl, Patrick (2012) The effects of store atmosphere on shopping behaviour - A literature review. Working Paper. BCE Marketing és Média Intézet, Budapest.

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This paper provides an insight into how the atmospherics of a retail environment influence shopping behaviour. Its objective is to support researchers and practitioners by summarizing the current state of knowledge and identifying gaps and avenues for future research. The scope covers studies in retail marketing and environmental psychology published during the last 35 years. It has been shown that environmental cues (music, scent etc.) have an effect on the emotional state of the consumer, which in turn causes behavioural changes, both positive (approach, buy more, stay longer etc.) and negative (not approach, buy less, leave earlier etc.). Most studies make reference to the PAD model, which proposes that the relevant emotions in this process can be measured along three dimensions Pleasure, Arousal and Dominance (Mehrabian, A. & Russell, J.A.,1974, An approach to environmental psychology, Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press). Since then, significant advances have been made to understand the effect of individual cues, their interaction, as well as the role of moderators, such as gender, age, or shopping motivation. However, there are a number of opportunities for further research. Too little is known about the moderating effects of Arousal and Dominance and how they interact with each other and with Pleasure dimension. Also a number of other moderators, such as gender and culture, should be integrated into the model.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Series Name:Corvinus Marketing Tanulmányok/Corvinus Marketing Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords:store atmosphere, shopping behaviour
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute of Marketing and Media
Commerce and tourism
ID Code:669
Deposited By: Agárdi Irma
Deposited On:15 Jun 2012 07:43
Last Modified:24 Mar 2015 08:47

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