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Siti Nurhaliza and purchase intention among university students in Malaysia

Abdul Hamid, Norsiah and Fern, Christina Yap Ai (2016) Siti Nurhaliza and purchase intention among university students in Malaysia. Indian Journal of Arts, 6 (17). pp. 48-68. ISSN 2320–6659

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In this decade, advertising market has become more competitive and everywhere. Thus, in this article, we look into essential characteristics of an effective endorser.This study adapted the Ohanian's tri-component and model of celebrity endorsement. Although the tri-component of celebrity credibility scale has been widely used in European countries, but the information on the essential characteristics of a credible celebrity in Malaysia are still in its infancy and inadequate. Source Credibility which consists of attractiveness, trustworthiness and expertise while Source Attractiveness includes familiarity and likability are discussed and examined. An empirical study was carried out which hypothesized five-factor celebrity credibility scale and using a self-administration online questionnaire. Respondents were 200 undergraduate students from local universities in Malaysia. The sample were segmented into five zones, namely north, south, east, west (Peninsular Malaysia) and West Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak).The celebrity chosen is Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza. Data were analyzed by using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. The final model shows that four-factor model consists of trustworthiness, expertise, attractiveness and likability. This study offers media practitioners a pave way for consumer responses to celebrity endorsement in Malaysian students market.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Celebrity endorsement, credibility, attractiveness, advertising, Malaysia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: P.M. Dr. Norsiah Abdul Hamid
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 02:02
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 02:02

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