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A Books Readinf Pattern Based on Economic and Psycho-Sociological Factors

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  • Gergadaa, M.
  • Faure, C.

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This article examines the relative influence of socio-economic variables versus attitudes as regards to consumer behavior towards book reading as a leisure activity. Previous studies on leisure consider the amount of discretionary time available to the individual as a decisive factor. This study is based on a field research conducted upon a French population sample. We isolate four fundamental dimensions of the reading activity that appear to act as necessary intermediate variables to predict consumer behavior towards this leisure activity. A threshold of involvement is identified, below which individuals appear to feel unconcerned by reading, should they have discretionary time available or not.

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  • Gergadaa, M. & Faure, C., 2000. "A Books Readinf Pattern Based on Economic and Psycho-Sociological Factors," Papers 2000.06, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Universite de Geneve-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:ehecge:2000.06
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    Keywords

    BEHAVIOUR ; CONSUMPTION ; READING ; INCOME;

    JEL classification:

    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General

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