Role of attitudes in Brazil's country brand image Online publication date: Mon, 08-Oct-2018
by Janaina De Moura Engracia Giraldi; Vishwas Maheshwari; Fabiana Mariutti; Anastasia Konstantopoulou
International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG), Vol. 21, No. 3, 2018
Abstract: For the past three decades, the academic community has sought to advance the analysis relating to the image of several countries around the world. However, despite the importance of the theory of attitude in evaluating the image of a country, the majority of papers in the field has focused on the cognitive component of attitude only, having the other components, affective and conative, not thoroughly being examined. The purpose of this paper is to investigate Brazil's country brand image, based on the three-attitudinal categories 'cognitive', 'affective', and 'conative'. The study population consisted of the 427 undergraduate students at foreign institutions partaking agreements with a Brazilian public university. Attitudes were analysed using exploratory factor analysis to correlate potential impact on Brazils' country brand image. Results of this study indicate that the conative dimension received the highest scores of the respondents implying strong behavioural intentions in relation to Brazil's country brand image.
Online publication date: Mon, 08-Oct-2018
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