Date of Award

2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Taks, Marijke (Kinesiology)

Keywords

Kinesiology, Religion.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The role of religion as a key factor of culture in consumer behaviour is not well-established. This research fulfilled the calls of many studies that suggested examining the relationship between religion and consumer behaviour including sports consumption behaviour. An empirical investigation was conducted to explore the relationship between Islam and sport clothing shopping behaviour taking into account the possible effects of age, sex, income, and sport participation. 265 Adult immigrant Muslims residing in Windsor, participated in this study. The results indicated that Muslim consumers were looking for quality sport clothing that acknowledges their Islamic obligation. Sport clothing shopping behaviour for Muslims with low levels of religiosity were affected by age, sex, income, and sport participation similar to Western consumers, while sport clothing shopping behaviour for Muslims with higher levels of religiosity were only affected by age and sport participation; the interaction effects, sex and income, were found to be not relevant.

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