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The impact of food packaging cues on perceived product quality in consumer market of Pakistan

Javeed, Anam (2018) The impact of food packaging cues on perceived product quality in consumer market of Pakistan. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Examining the quality perceptions of the consumers have often been recommended as an international research paradigm. This study is grounded in Pakistani consumer market to evaluate the impact of food packaging cues on perceived product quality. The moderating effect of consumer knowledge was also taken into consideration in the study. Signalling theory was used in the study for its established predictive power in consumer behaviour, marketing and various fields of research. Based on the essence of signalling theory, this study hypothesized that food packaging cues cast a positive impact on perceived product quality and consumer knowledge moderates these relationships. By using the sample of 504 consumers, data were gathered using mall intercept method following multi stages sampling technique. The responses were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and Smart Partial Least Square (PLS). The SPSS was used for descriptive analysis whereas Smart PLS was used for inferential analysis. The findings of the study unveil that the extrinsic cues brand name, price, nutritional label, precautionary label and Halal logo were positively and significantly related to perceived product quality. However, country of origin casted no impact on perceived product quality. Consumer's knowledge reflected a moderate effect on the relationships of brand name and country of origin with perceived product quality whereas it exerted no moderation impact on the relationships of price, nutritional label, precautionary label and Halal logo with perceived product quality. As the results exhibit that Pakistani consumers rely on food packaging cues for perceiving about the product hence it is recommended to the marketers and policy makers to develop appropriate marketing strategies focused on the significance of food packaging cues.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Supervisor : Mohd. Mokhtar, Sany Sanuri
Item ID: 7983
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceived Product Quality, Food Packaging Cues, Consumer's Knowledge, Signalling Theory.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5415.33 Consumer Behavior.
Divisions: School of Business Management
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2020 05:31
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 08:07
Department: School of Business Management
Name: Mohd. Mokhtar, Sany Sanuri
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/7983

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