Young Malaysian Consumers’ Attitude and Intention to Imitate Korean Celebrity Endorsements

Wan Roazha, Wan Mat and Hyung, Jun Kim and Ahmad Azaini, Abdul Manaf and Azaze-Azizi, Abdul Adis (2019) Young Malaysian Consumers’ Attitude and Intention to Imitate Korean Celebrity Endorsements. Asian Journal of Business Research, 9 (3). pp. 1-23. ISSN 2463-4522

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Abstract

This study addressed the issue of young Malaysian consumers’ intention to imitate Korean celebrities’ endorsement in advertisements. The researchers specifically focused on the impact of Korean celebrity characteristics and the consumer’s individual characteristics on the latter’s attitude towards imitating celebrity endorsements and the consumer’s intention to imitate. 602 young Malaysian consumers in the Klang Valley participated in this study. The results pointed to celebrity characteristics namely attractiveness and trustworthiness as directly and indirectly significant, whilst credibility and expertise were directly and indirectly not significant predictors on consumer attitude toward imitating celebrity endorsements. In addition, individual characteristics namely self-satisfaction and expression of power were directly and indirectly significant predictors on consumer attitude towards imitating celebrity endorsements. There was also a significant effect on attitude towards imitating celebrity endorsements on intention to imitate. Suggestions for future research are discussed at the end of this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Korean Wave, Celebrity Characteristics; Individual Characteristics; Attitude toward Imitating Celebrity Endorsement; Intention to Imitate, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Abdul Manaf
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 01:49
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 06:33
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28741

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