Is age still valid for segmenting e-shoppers?

Ángel F. Agudo-Peregrina, Ángel Hernández-García, Emiliano Acquila-Natale

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This study examines the differences in the acceptance and use of electronic commerce by end consumers, segmented in three groups according to their age. The UTAUT2 provides the theoretical framework, with the addition of three constructs from e-commerce literature: perceived risk, product risk, and perceived trust. Responses to an online survey by 817 Spanish Internet shoppers validate the research model. An omnibus test of group differences precedes the assessment of four multigroup analysis methods. Results show that gaps caused by age differences in e-shoppers are narrowing. This paper also identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the different multigroup approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationThe Conference for PLS Users
EditorsJörg Henseler, Christian Ringle, José Roldán, Gabriel Cepeda
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789036540568
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 PLS User Conference: 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modeling - The Conference for PLS Users - Seville, Spain
Duration: 16 Jun 201519 Jun 2015


Conference2015 PLS User Conference


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