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dc.contributor.authorYuen, Kum Faien_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Xueqinen_US
dc.contributor.authorMa, Feien_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Kevin X.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-05T06:05:46Z-
dc.date.available2021-01-05T06:05:46Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationYuen, K. F., Wang, X., Ma, F., & Li, K. X. (2020). The psychological causes of panic buying following a health crisis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10), 3513-. doi:10.3390/ijerph17103513en_US
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/145702-
dc.description.abstractAttributed to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, panic buying is now a frequent occurrence in many countries, leading to stockouts and supply chain disruptions. Consequently, it has received much attention from academics and the retail industry. The aim of this study is to review, identify, and synthesise the psychological causes of panic buying, which is a relatively new and unexplored area in consumer behaviour research. A systematic review of the related literature is conducted. The review suggests that panic buying is influenced by (1) individuals’ perception of the threat of the health crisis and scarcity of products; (2) fear of the unknown, which is caused by negative emotions and uncertainty; (3) coping behaviour, which views panic buying as a venue to relieve anxiety and regain control over the crisis; and (4) social psychological factors, which account for the influence of the social network of an individual. This study contributes to the literature by consolidating the scarce and scattered research on the causes of panic buying, drawing greater theoretical insights into each cause and also offers some implications for health professionals, policy makers, and retailers on implementing appropriate policies and strategies to manage panic buying. Recommendations for future research are also provided.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.rights© 2020 The Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.titleThe psychological causes of panic buying following a health crisisen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph17103513-
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.pmid32443427-
dc.identifier.issue10en_US
dc.identifier.volume17en_US
dc.subject.keywordsPanic Buyingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPurchasing Behaviouren_US
dc.description.acknowledgementThis research was funded by Nanyang Technological University, Internal Funding, Start-Up Grant, College of Engineering.en_US
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