Attitude towards advertising : Evidence from Malaysia and Indonesia using multi-group analysis

Hiram, Ting and Ernest Cyril, de Run and Sudiyanti, Sudiyanti and Cheah, Jun-Hwa (2016) Attitude towards advertising : Evidence from Malaysia and Indonesia using multi-group analysis. International Journal of Business Research and Management (IJBRM), 16 (4). pp. 57-66. ISSN 2180-2165

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Abstract

This study seeks to determine attitude towards advertising in general in Malaysia and Indonesia, and the moderating effect of nationality on behavioral relationships. Theory of reasoned action and the seven-factor belief model are utilized to explain the effect of advertising beliefs on attitude and subsequently intention. Since little study is done to compare advertising attitudes in the Southeast Asian context, multi-group analysis using variance-based structural equation modeling is used to investigate the subject matter between the two countries. Online questionnaire was administered, and 215 Malaysians and 147 Indonesians responded in two months. The findings show Malaysians and Indonesians share similar beliefs, attitude and intention towards advertising except for the belief about materialism. The effect of such belief is also found to be significantly different between them. Despite being largely similar in advertising attitude, it is pivotal to distinguish their advertising beliefs. The study lays foundations for further cross-border investigation in this region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Advertising, Attitude, Belief, Indonesia, Multi-group, PLS-SEM, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Borneo Studies
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 01:14
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 01:14
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14419

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