Katija D. Vojvodić, Matea D. Matić Šošić, Jelena D. Žugić
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RETHINKING IMPULSE BUYING BEHAVIOUR: EVIDENCE FROM GENERATION Y CONSUMERS
Abstract: The continued and rapid advancement of information and communications technology has considerably shaped the overall behaviour of Generation Y consumers, also known as the Millennial Generation. In that context, the objective of this paper was to examinedifferences between different types of impulse buyingbehaviour and online environmental cues (website quality and website design).The paper also aimed to provide determinants of e-impulse buying behaviour of Generation Y consumers.The research was conducted using a questionnaire on a sample of 334Generation Y consumers in Croatia.Collected data was analysed using software package SPSS 20. Various statistical analyses were used such as factor analysis and analysis of variance. The findings indicate that online consumers are influenced by the two major factors, extreme and pure impulsiveness. The paper utilised website design and website quality in order to determine the relation between these variables and different types ofe-impulse buying behaviour of Generation Y in Croatia. Significant differences were found between extremely and purely impulsiveGeneration Y consumers and online environmental cues.
Keywords: Generation Y, online buying behaviour, impulse buying, Croatian consumers