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ERIC Number: EJ797387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Exploring Online Auction Behaviors and Motivations
Jeon, Sua; Crutsinger, Christy; Kim, Haejung
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n2 p31-40 2008
The availability and convenience of the Internet, combined with the variety of products available at any given time, have contributed to the success of online auctions.This exploratory study examined online auction behaviors among college students in an attempt to identify underlying dimensions of auction motivations. Questionnaires completed by 341 students from a broad range of majors during regularly scheduled classes were analyzed. Exploratory factor analysis revealed seven motivators for online auctions: search costs, product assortment and price, brand equity, transaction costs, customer orientation, perceived quality, and social interaction. The dynamic nature of online auctions presents both challenges and opportunities for family and consumer sciences professionals as they respond to technological innovations, develop relevant curricula, and educate future industry leaders. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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