Luxury fashion brands: how brand personality, mediated by perceived brand luxury, and moderated by brand experience, contributes to brand equity

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dc.contributor Allaway, Arthur Warren
dc.contributor Gonzenbach, William J.
dc.contributor Phelps, Joseph
dc.contributor Kinney, Lance T.
dc.contributor.advisor Zhou, Shuhua Jia, Han
dc.contributor.other University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 2018-06-04T14:57:46Z 2018-06-04T14:57:46Z 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002874
dc.identifier.other Jia_alatus_0004D_13336
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this dissertation was to gain a better understanding of brand personality, perceived brand luxury, and brand experience, and how these variables impact brand equity for luxury fashion brands. The study developed a valid instrument for measuring luxury fashion brand personality and provided a relationship model to explain the relationship between brand personality and brand equity for the luxury fashion brand. To achieve those goals, an online survey was conducted in the U.S. in December 2016. A total of 707 people participated in the survey, and 387 surveys were valid. Using exploratory factor analysis, we first identified that seven factors contributed to luxury brand personality, including superiority, excitement, aristocracy, classic, creativity, opulence, and ruggedness. As such, a seven-dimensional scale including these seven factors was developed to measure luxury brand fashion personality. Next, the relationship between variables of brand personality factors, perceived brand luxury, brand experience, and brand equity were analyzed. The results of the study showed that perceived brand luxury was a partial mediator for brand personality and brand equity, and brand experience was a moderator for perceived brand luxury and brand equity. Brand personality congruity was also confirmed to be a mediator for brand personality for the luxury fashion brand. This study developed a brand personality model for the luxury fashion brand, which can be used for luxury brand practitioners to measure and manage their brands’ personality. The results of this study indicate the effect of brand personality on consumer-based brand equity in the context of the luxury fashion brand. Moreover, the results indicate perceived brand luxury and brand experience have some influence on brand equity. These findings provide practitioners with a general picture of brand personality performance of luxury fashion brands and help practitioners better understanding what personality dimensions they should strengthen for improving their brand equity in future business activities. en_US
dc.format.extent 147 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated. en_US
dc.subject Marketing
dc.subject Psychology
dc.subject Fashion
dc.title Luxury fashion brands: how brand personality, mediated by perceived brand luxury, and moderated by brand experience, contributes to brand equity en_US
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. College of Communication and Information Sciences Communication & Information Sciences The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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