Han Na Kim


The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of self-image congruity and alternative attractiveness on commitment and store loyalty when customers purchase clothes in a department store. A survey was conducted for this study and 530 answer sheets were analyzed using structural equation modeling. The results are as follows: First, self-image congruity has a significant positive effect on affective commitment and continuance commitment. Second, alternative attractiveness has no significant effect on affective and continuance commitment. Third, both affective commitment and continuance commitment have a significant effect on behavior intentions such as repurchase intention, word-of-mouth, and willing to pay more. Fourth, affective commitment has a stronger effect on word-of-mouth intention and willing to pay more than does continuance commitment. Finally, continuance commitment has a stronger effect on repurchase intention than does affective commitment.

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