Measuring consumer perception of ethical issues in advertising: evidence from Nigerian advertising audience
by Shafiu Ibrahim Abdullahi
Middle East J. of Management (MEJM), Vol. 5, No. 3, 2018

Abstract: This research used logit model to empirically test Nigerian consuming public views on parameters related to ethics in advertisements in the Nigerian media in relation to the respondents' personal characteristics. These parameters include age level, education, religion, extravagancy (wastefulness) and deception (lies) featuring in advertising messages. Thus, the paper tries to find out the attitude of Nigerian consumers towards controversial advertising. Data for the study was collected using questionnaires distributed to respondents who are presumed familiar with advertising messages being convened through mediums such as TV, Radio, print media, social media and the net. The study finds respondents' educational level and religiosity to play an important role in determining how he/she perceives ethical issues (advertising offences) in advertising. With both variables having positive effects on consumers' ethical orientation, while wastefulness as promoted by advertising messages is detested by more ethically oriented consumers.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Jul-2018

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