@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11595,
	  title     = {Chronic Consumer States Influencing Compulsive Consumption},
	  author    = {K. Prakash Vel and  Lif Miriam Hamouda},
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	  abstract     = {Consumer behaviour analysis represents an important
field of study in marketing. Particularly strategy development for
marketing and communications will be more focused and effective
when marketers have an understanding of the motivations, behaviour
and psychology of consumers. While materialism has been found to
be one of the important elements in consumer behaviour, compulsive
consumption represents another aspect that has recently attracted
more attention. This is because of the growing prevalence of
dysfunctional buying that has raised concern in consumer societies.
Present studies and analyses on origins and motivations of
compulsive buying have mainly focused on either individual factors
or groups of related factors and hence a need for a holistic view
exists. This paper provides a comprehensive perspective on
compulsive consumption and establishes relevant propositions
keeping the family life cycle stages as a reference for the incidence of
chronic consumer states and their influence on compulsive
	    journal   = {International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {6},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {1043 - 1049},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11595},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/30},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 30, 2009},