Yıl 2018, Cilt 9 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 5 - 18 2018-06-11

Digital Possessions, Extrinsic Aspirations, and The Role of Gender
Dijital varlıklar, dışsal istekler ve cinsiyetin rolü

Umut KUBAT [1]

This paper examines the effects of extrinsic aspirations (i.e. materialistic) and gender on value ascribed to digital possessions. Another aim of this paper is to examine the mediating role of self-extension tendency in these relationships. It is found that females have higher levels of emotion associated with their favorite digital possessions compared to males. The findings show that the effect of extrinsic aspirations on value ascribed to digital possessions is dependent on gender. It is found that females having higher scores in extrinsic aspirations had higher willingness to pay for the digital good compared to those having lower scores in extrinsic aspirations. Self-extension tendency mediated the value ascribed to the good. These effects are not valid for males. Under high levels of extrinsic aspirations, female consumers value the digital good more than male consumers. Under low levels of extrinsic aspirations, male consumers value the digital good more than female consumers. 

Bu makale, dışsal isteklerin ve cinsiyetin dijital varlıklara verilen değere etkisini incelemektedir. Bu makalenin diğer bir amacı da bu ilişkide öz-uzanım eğiliminin arabulucu etkilerini incelemektir. Bulgular, dışsal isteklerin (materyalist) dijital varlıklara verilen değere etkisinin cinsiyete bağlı olduğunu göstermektedir. Kadınlar, sevdikleri dijital varlıklara karşı daha fazla hisler beslemektedirler. Dışsal istek puanları yüksek olan kadınların puanları düşük olanlara göre dijital ürün için ödeme isteklerinin daha fazla olduğu bulunmuştur. Öz-uzanım eğilimi, ürüne atfedilen değerin ara bulucusudur. Bu etkiler erkekler için geçerli değildir. Dışsal istekler yüksek düzeylerdeyse kadın tüketiciler dijital ürüne erkek tüketicilerden daha fazla değer atfetmektedirler. Dışsal istekler düşük düzeylerdeyse, erkek tüketiciler dijital ürüne kadınlara göre daha fazla değer atfetmektedirler.

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Bölüm Araştırma Makalesi

Yazar: Umut KUBAT (Sorumlu Yazar)
Ülke: Turkey


Yayımlanma Tarihi : 11 Haziran 2018

APA KUBAT, U . (2018). Digital Possessions, Extrinsic Aspirations, and The Role of Gender. Journal of Internet Applications and Management , 9 (1) , 5-18 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/iuyd/issue/37403/406629