Effect of Hong Kong consumers' lifestyle on World Wide Web shopping

Wing Hong Onyx Wai, J. Chang, K. L. Moon, Kin Man To, P. Hsia

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The authors undertook a study of the effect of consumers' lifestyles on the popularity of World Wide Web shopping in Hong Kong. First, a review of the literature was conducted to gain an understanding of the shopping environment of the World Wide Web on the Internet, theories of consumers' lifestyles and consumer shopping behavior in Hong Kong. Second, company interviews and consumer questionnaires were used to obtain data to analyze consumers' lifestyles and buying behavior. AIO statements were used to test the lifestyle analysis of Hong Kong consumers. Three hypotheses were developed to test the relationship of consumers' lifestyles to consumers' buying behavior and their potential to shop on the World Wide Web of the Internet. The result indicated a negative finding and a negative consumers' perception of World Wide Web shopping with negative procurement reflecting that fashion consumers in Hong Kong are not ready to shop online.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute Part 1: Fibre Science and Textile Technology
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004


  • E-retailing
  • Fashion consumers
  • Internet users
  • Lifestyles
  • Virtual consumers perception
  • World Wide Web shopping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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