Explanation of personality factors affecting oniomania with an emphasis on moderator role of keeping up with the Joneses

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Manager of Organizational Behavior Department, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

2 PhD Candidate, International Marketing Management, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran


One dark side of customer’s conducts, roughly unattended, is his obsessive shopping, trying not to be outdone and thus addiction to shopping. This research aims to study the effects of personality traits on obsessive shopping and its effect on oniomania with adjusting effects of keeping up with the Joneses. This is an applied research with descriptive method. Statistical population consists of Semnan university students and sampling method was cluster sampling. According to Morgan's table, a sample of 377 or more was appropriate. We analyzed data from 380 questionnaires that were completely answered. The research reliability was measured and verified by inspecting internal consistency and its validity was determined by convergent and divergent validity. To study the research hypotheses, structural equations modeling was used. In significance level of 0.05, results revealed that there was a positive and significant correlation between personality traits and obsessive shopping. Obsessive shopping, on the other hand, has positive and significant effect on oniomania. Furthermore, keeping up with the Joneses increasingly adjusts the effect of obsessive shopping on oniomania.


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