Predicting fashion involvement by media use, social comparison, and lifestyle: An interaction model

Yanshu Sun, Steve Z S GUO

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Abstract

This study theoretically connects a host of communication and sociological variables with individuals' cognitive fashion involvement. Our empirical model tests an interaction effect through which media use, social comparison, and lifestyle produce a joint effect on fashion involvement. A random sample of 500 young Chinese individuals, ages 18 to 30 years, were interviewed via telephone. Results show that (1) media modality (i.e., traditional and new media) hardly makes any difference in explaining variance observed in fashion involvement; (2) fashion-related content across different forms of media is highly congruent, revealing between-media invariance; and (3) the persuasive power of fashion media is demonstrated in young people's professed willingness to adapt their appearance to the norms set by the media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4559-4582
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Communication
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication

User-Defined Keywords

  • Fashion involvement
  • Lifestyle
  • Media use
  • Moderation effect
  • Social comparison

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