The Importance and Realization of Personal Values and Cognitive Age

Hofmeister Tóth, Ágnes ORCID: and Neulinger, Ágnes ORCID: (2022) The Importance and Realization of Personal Values and Cognitive Age. Market-Tržište, 34 (1). pp. 25-40. DOI

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Purpose – Population aging has emerged as a powerful megatrend affecting many countries, including Hungary. This demographic change will impact on many aspects of life, especially on consumption. The senior consumer market is becoming an increasingly important market for marketing professionals to understand and address. With this in mind, this paper is aimed at gaining a better understanding of older Hungarian consumers by exploring cognitive age and the importance and realization of personal values. Design/Methodology/Approach – An online study carried out on a sample of 281 respondents among the Hungarian population aged 50–65 to collect data which was analyzed to answer the research questions. Measurement scales were adapted to measure the importance and realization of personal values and the cognitive age of the respondents. Findings and Implications – A comparison of the importance and realization value scales revealed differences in the value rankings among the cognitive age groups. The correspondence between the realization and importance of values differed among the values, with the highest consistency found for modesty, generosity, sincerity, and honesty. An understanding of the values which are the most important to potential consumers (as life goals) and realized to the highest degree can provide useful information for decision-making on product positioning, branding, and communications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:personal values, measurement, cognitive age, seniors, segmentation
Subjects:Commerce and tourism
ID Code:7548
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:28 Jul 2022 11:05
Last Modified:28 Jul 2022 11:05

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