Purchase intention towards dietary supplements during COVID-19 pandemic: consumers’ perspective


Wong, Y. Q. and Tan, Booi Chen and Lau, Teck Chai and Khan @ Thandar Oo, Nasreen (2021) Purchase intention towards dietary supplements during COVID-19 pandemic: consumers’ perspective. Food Research, 5 (5). pp. 294-299. ISSN 2550-2166

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The consumption of dietary supplements (DSs) has been steadily increasing in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in most countries. Consumer purchase intention towards DSs is expected to be of concern to many companies in the pharmaceutical industry. This study extends the Theory of Planned Behaviour by adding health consciousness and perceived price in the model to investigate its effect on consumer purchase intention towards DSs during the COVID-19 outbreak. A questionnaire-based survey was distributed via an online survey to 207 respondents. Results from multiple regression analysis revealed that consumer attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control, and health consciousness contributed significantly to purchase intention towards DSs. Perceived price did not have an impact on intention. Further investigation revealed that favourable attitudes towards DSs were the most important contributor towards purchasing DSs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dietary Supplement, Health Consciousness, Intention, Pandemic, Price
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 14:08
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2022 14:08
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/9853


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