Electronic and Social Media Influence on Women Buying Behavior Through the Commercialization of Media

Authors

  • Sobia Usman Ghous The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,Pakistan
  • Prof. Ghulam Shabir Department of Media Studies,The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,Pakistan
  • Jam Sajjad Hussain The School of Media & Communication Studies, University of Management and Technology, Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v20i1.156

Keywords:

Buying Behavior, Consumer Rights, Electronic Media, Female Perception, Regulatory Authority

Abstract

Abstract

            This research aims to explore the factors of electronic media affecting the buying behavior of consumers especially the females in Pakistan. It is generally believed that females build their buying behavior from print and electronic media specifically while taking impression from related news, television dramas, showbiz activities, commercials, advertisements, celebrities, and other tools. This study is an effort to measure the impact of effects of advertising aired on electronic media on women’s buying behavior in Karachi City. Overall, advertising has a great role in buying behavior. This quantitative research employs survey study as data collection tool from Karachi through random sampling. The researchers distributed 2000 questionnaires among females of academic departments of universities, housewives, journalists, teachers and students from various localities of Karachi. The results of the study showed that majority of the population was strongly affected by the commercials of various products aired on electronic media in Pakistan. A large number of females also opinionated that electronic media exploited their consumer and privacy rights and negatively led them to buy products which were not actually as per their requirements. The study was limited to the City of Karachi alone due to multiple factors including limited timeframe, however, this study may open new phenomena pertaining to this arena.

Author Biographies

Sobia Usman Ghous, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,Pakistan

Department of Media Studies,The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,Pakistan

 

 

Prof. Ghulam Shabir, Department of Media Studies,The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,Pakistan

Chairman in the Department of Media Studies, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,Pakistan

 

 

Jam Sajjad Hussain, The School of Media & Communication Studies, University of Management and Technology, Lahore

The School of Media & Communication Studies, University of Management and Technology, Lahore

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Published

2020-03-08

How to Cite

Ghous, S. U., Shabir, P. G., & Hussain, J. S. (2020). Electronic and Social Media Influence on Women Buying Behavior Through the Commercialization of Media. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 20(1), 229–250. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v20i1.156

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