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Les stratégies de coping des consommateurs seniors : Cadre théorique et analyse critique des outils de mesure existants

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  • Partouche-Sebban, Judith
  • Benmoyal-Bouzaglo, Sarah
  • Guiot, Denis
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    This paper focuses on the relevance of the coping concept in the understanding of the senior consumer behaviors. Particularly, it tries to define a link between the aging process, generating potential stressors, coping strategies used in order to cope with stress, and consumer behaviors. A short literature review based on coping theories and the developmental psychology enables us to present an integrated theoretical framework, in order to better understand the existing links between the stress-related coping mechanisms due to the aging process and the senior consumer behaviors. Moreover, this paper aims at suggesting a critical analysis of different measurement tools of the senior coping strategies. It stands for an essential preliminary for any future empirical test of the theoretical proposed framework.

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    Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/5896.

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    Keywords: measurement tools; aging; consumption; outils de mesure; vieillissement; consommation; coping; senior;

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    1. Neal Krause & Benjamin A. Shaw, 2000. "Giving Social Support to Others, Socioeconomic Status, and Changes in Self-Esteem in Late Life," Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Gerontological Society of America, vol. 55(6), pages S323-S333.
    2. Marceline Bodier, 1999. "Les effets d'âge et de génération sur le niveau et la structure de la consommation," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 324(1), pages 163-180.
    3. Guiot, Denis, 2006. "Un cadre d’analyse du processus de vieillissement et de son influence sur le comportement d’achat du consommateur âgé," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/1310, Paris Dauphine University.
    4. Denis Guiot, 2006. "Un cadre d'analyse du processus de vieillissement et de son influence sur le comportement d'achat du consommateur âgé," Post-Print halshs-00167778, HAL.
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