Consumers’ Purchase Intention Toward Ergonomic Footwear in Malaysia

Shyue Chuan Chong, Foong Yee Tan, Pei Yew Mah, Choon Wei Low


Ergonomic footwear is a type of shoe specifically designed for consumers to treat foot problems. In accelerating concern on foot health nowadays, ergonomic footwear is introduced to fill the gap in the context of Malaysia. This study applied the Theory of Planned Behaviour and Expectancy-Value Theory to explore the consumers’ purchase intention toward ergonomic footwear. Targeted respondents were adults in Klang Valley, Malaysia aged from 21 years and above through judgmental sampling. A total of 221 responses were collected using a survey questionnaire from June to July 2018. This study found that utilitarian consumption, consumer perceived value and perceived trust have a significant positive relationship with the purchase intention. Meanwhile, the word-of-mouth shows the insignificant relationship between purchase intention. Word-of-mouth is unimportant might be due to contrary word-of-mouth spread by experienced customers, and perhaps the less tendency the consumers rely on word-of-mouth.

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International Journal of Financial Research
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