Consumer religiosity and retail store evaluative criteria Academic Article uri icon


  • Consumer religiosity, which includes the religious commitment and religious affiliation of consumers, may be a significant construct in explaining retail store patronage. The present study used several measures of religiosity to investigate the influence of this possible segmentation variable on consumer evaluation of the importance of various retail department store attributes. Support was found for the religious commitment construct but not for religious affiliation. The most consistent relationship found was between religious commitment and the importance placed by the consumer on sales personnel friendliness/assistance. Direction for future research is provided. © 1990 Academy of Marketing Science.

author list (cited authors)

  • McDaniel, S. W., & Burnett, J. J.

citation count

  • 256

publication date

  • March 1990