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Does retail image affect attitude and repatronage intention of apparel store in Malaysia?

Harun, Amran and Rashid, Umi Kartini and Chia, Tatilya Ching Mei and Mohd Kassim, Abdul Wahid and Tahajuddin, Sulaiman (2018) Does retail image affect attitude and repatronage intention of apparel store in Malaysia? WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, 15. pp. 44-54. ISSN 22242899

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Local apparel retailers in Malaysia are facing hard times to compete with the international companies and foreign brands. Thus, it is very crucial to understand how store image would influence Malaysian consumers’ store selection especially for the apparel retailers. The aim of this study is to examine the relationships between the store image, consumers’ attitude towards store and their repatronage intentions. The store image is conceptualized as a six multidimensional variable namely store atmosphere, store value, salesperson, merchandising, availability and after sale service. The research instruments were distributed among 185 apparel shoppers of age 18 and above who have recently visited any of foreign or local apparel retail stores. Importantly, results indicated five store dimensions namely store atmosphere, availability, salesperson, after sale and merchandising have significant effects on both consumers’ attitude towards store and repatronage intentions. Hence, the findings of this study provide useful insights for local apparel retailers to identify the key store attributes that significantly affect local consumers’ attitude and repatronage intention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Store image; repatronage intention; attitude towards store; apparel retailers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Business Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2019 07:01
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2019 07:01
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11264
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