The objective of this study were to classify the contents of clothing purchase motives and to examine the differences in post-purchase dissatisfaction and satisfaction of clothing according to the clothing purchase motives. Questionnaire was comprised of 36 Likert type items of clothing purchase motive measure, 15 items of post-purchase clothing dissatisfaction measure, and 1 item of satisfaction measures. Samples were 492 women in Incheon, Korean ; 279 were college students and 213 were housewives. The data were analyzed using factor analysis, cluster analysis, one-way ANOVA, Duncan's multiple range test, and χ2-test. The results of the study were the followings : 1. Subjects perceived 'becomingness' to be the most important motive, 'attractiveness of color' the second important, and 'salesperson's recommendation' the least. 2. 6 factors of clothing purchase motives were derived by factor analysis : F.1 'clothing utility and deficiency' ; F.2 'clothing quality' ; F.3 'financial frugality'. 3. Subjects were classified into the three motive groups by cluster analysis of the 6 factors : G.1 'the clothing appearance and others' influence' ; G.2 'the clothing quality and deficiency' ; G.3 'the motiveless'. 4. More college women were distributed in clothing appearance and others' influence group than housewives, while more housewives were distributed in clothing quality and deficiency group. 5. The clothing appearance and others' influence group expressed the highest post-purchase dissatisfaction and the lowest post-purchase satisfaction. The clothing quality and deficiency group expressed the highest post-purchase satisfaction, and the motiveless group expressed the lowest post-purchase dissatisfaction.
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