An analysis of consumer’ complaint intentions and complaint responses towards unethical advertisements / Hani Zulaikha Zulkifly

Zulkifly, Hani Zulaikha (2016) An analysis of consumer’ complaint intentions and complaint responses towards unethical advertisements / Hani Zulaikha Zulkifly. Forum Komunikasi, 11 (1): 2. pp. 17-38. ISSN 0127-8991

Abstract

This study analyses the link between consumers’ complaint intentions and complaint responses towards unethical advertisements. Specifically, this study explores why the consumers who intend to complain about the unethical advertisements, ended up complaining privately, directly to the advertisers, to the third parties or did not complain at all. In-depth interviews were conducted amongst eighteen highly educated consumers. The findings postulate that the complaint responses are different depending on the sense of responsibility, involvements with the advertised products, experiences regarding the effects of unethical advertisements, the complaint procedures, time constraints, and knowledge on complaint channels as well as rights as the consumers. Fundamentally, this study explains why individuals did not behave according to their intentions.

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Item Type: Article
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Zulkifly, Hani Zulaikha
hani_zulaikha@ymail.com
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Forum Komunikasi
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Forum Komunikasi (FK)
ISSN: 0127-8991
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 17-38
Keywords: Consumers, Complaint Intention, Complaint Responses, Ethical Decision-Making, Unethical Advertisements
Date: 2016
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/7942
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