Dispositional and Situational Antecedents of Consumer’s Impulse Buying Behavior

Muhammad Asif Khan


Impulse buying is a well-known fact. With the increase in internet users and growth in e-commerce, consumers have more opportunities for impulse buying. Over $4 billion US economy is based on impulse buying. This study explored the direct and indirect effects of dispositional variables (Impulse buying tendency, Shopping excitement trait and Lack of self-control) and situational variables (Time availability and Money availability) on consumers’ impulse buying behavior. Moreover, the mediation role of impulse buying tendency between dispositional and impulse buying behavior, and situational variables and impulse buying behavior has also been analyzed. The hypotheses were tested using partial least square-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). The results confirmed the direct effects of antecedents on impulse buying behavior. Whereas, the mediation role of impulse buying tendency is only confirmed between shopping excitement trait and impulse buying behavior. The findings have important managerial implications.

Keywords: dispositional, situational, impulse buying, impulse buying tendency, lack of self-control

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/11-1-11

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