Measuring consumers' emotional reactions to company crises: Scale development and implications

McDonald, Lynette, Glendon, A. Ian and Sparks, Beverley (2012). Measuring consumers' emotional reactions to company crises: Scale development and implications. In: , Advances in Consumer Research - North American Conference Proceedings North American Conference Proceedings. Annual North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research (39th, ACR NA, 2011), St. Louis, MO, U.S.A., (333-341). 13-16 October 2011.

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Author McDonald, Lynette
Glendon, A. Ian
Sparks, Beverley
Title of paper Measuring consumers' emotional reactions to company crises: Scale development and implications
Conference name Annual North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research (39th, ACR NA, 2011)
Conference location St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
Conference dates 13-16 October 2011
Convener Association for Consumer Research
Proceedings title Advances in Consumer Research - North American Conference Proceedings North American Conference Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Advances in Consumer Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Duluth, MN, U.S.A.
Publisher Association for Consumer Research
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780915552597
ISSN 0098-9258
Volume 39
Start page 333
End page 341
Total pages 9
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Despite the burgeoning research on consumer emotions in many fields indicating emotion-behavior linkages, research on consumer emotions in response to company crisis has been limited. Previous research used scales that were not psychometrically validated. To address these gaps, and to develop and validate five self-report emotion scales, this article investigates consumers’ emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral reactions to company crises across three studies. The results show that five emotions–anger, fear, sadness, joy, surprise–predict different consumer behaviors. These scales may be used both by managers after a crisis breaks to predict likely consumer outcomes and by the growing number of crisis emotion researchers.
Keyword Company crisis
Emotion scale development
Fear
Anger
Surprise
Joy
Sympathy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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