Title: Development, refinement and validation of a lifestyle instrument in India: a confirmatory factor analytic approach

Authors: Arham Adnan; Mohammed Naved Khan

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh -202002 (UP), India ' Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002 (UP), India

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to develop, refine and validate a lifestyle instrument in Indian context. At present, the changing demographic profiles, increasing income levels, urbanisation, technology, globalisation and a free flow of ideas from within and outside the country, has brought about a dramatic shift in consumer taste, preferences and lifestyles. Furthermore, the rapid change in the Indian consumers' attitudes and profiles has made it difficult for organisations to cater to the consumer needs and the marketers face an uphill task of catering to the changing consumer perception. Surprisingly, there is a dearth of appropriate scales for measuring such needs and requirements in the Indian research settings. Altogether, the study is a significant beginning towards assembling a well-defined and more holistic image of factors influencing the lifestyles of Indians. The paper also discusses theoretical and managerial implications of the study.

Keywords: lifestyle; scale refinement; India; AIO; VALS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2018.094200

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2018 Vol.17 No.1, pp.87 - 111

Received: 23 Mar 2017
Accepted: 29 May 2017

Published online: 31 Jul 2018 *

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