Shopping Addiction

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A spending disorder which is
(1) Poorly controlled
(2) Markedly distressful, time-consuming, and which results in familial, social, vocational, and/or financial difficulties
(3) Does not occur in the context of hypomanic or manic symptoms
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In studies on impulse buying researchers have advanced the notion that both individual and situational factors influence impulse buying (Sharma, Sivakumaran, & Marshall, 2010).
This process is followed by impulsive reaction and hence it is called impulse buying or unplanned purchase [6].
Early impulse buying research was designed to define the concept with many, sometimes widely varying results (e.
Specifically, extensive research on impulse buying behaviors began in the early 1950s and focused on investigating those purchase decisions that are made after the consumer enters a retail environment (Rook, 1987).
Impulse buying may be influenced by internal states or traits experienced by consumers, or by environmental factors.
This implies that impulse buying is an important area of study that affects most of us.
The study identifies that in departmental stores 32% of the total amount, which customers spend on buying groceries, represents the amount of impulse buying.
As previously noted, the general impulse buying tendency refers to the degree to which consumers are likely to make impulsive purchases (Rook, 1987; Rook & Gardner, 1993).
This research explored the relationships between materialism and money spending attitudes on impulse buying tendencies, attitudes toward debt, sensation seeking, and openness to experience.
On the surface, the candy bar purchase was a simple act of impulse buying.
That was because of their tendency to splurge and inability to refrain from impulse buying.
Both TV broadcasters and advertisers can use live feeds and hot link campaign web sites right on the TV display on the phone to drive program interest, audience participation and -- of course -- impulse buying.