Personality and self-concept in relation to mobile phones: what does your phone say about you?

Miller, Karen W. (2010) Personality and self-concept in relation to mobile phones: what does your phone say about you? In: Consumer behaviour, 5th ed. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, Australia, pp. 596-598. ISBN 9781442520103


Blackberry, Iphone, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, LG, flip, slide, touch screen, MP3 player, QWERTTY keypad, video calling, Wi-Fi, camera, speakerphone, ringtones, wallpapers, phone skins, clip on accessories are just some of the phones and features a consumer is faced with when walking into a phone outlet or visiting a phone website. The individual consumer is faced with an array of choice; possibly, for some, too overwhelming to choose from. To narrow down the phone selection process, increasingly phone outlets are using psychographic segmentation processes, where the consumer's individual profile is mapped and matched against a smaller selection of phones and phone accessories. For example, CNET has six profiles, which includes the basic user, the busy executive, gear head, fashion, weekend warrior and multimedia. These profiles are based on personal charactoristics, the self-concept, and external influences such as cultural norms, friends and family.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unrefereed case study. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2011 06:12
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 03:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-concept, personality, brand personality
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150501 Consumer-Oriented Productor Service Development
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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