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Influence of income on tertiary students acquisition of cellular products

G. A.P Drotsky, B. Janse van Rensburg, J. W. De Jager
Acta Commercii | Vol 7, No 1 | a41 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ac.v7i1.41 | © 2007 G. A.P Drotsky, B. Janse van Rensburg, J. W. De Jager | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 December 2007 | Published: 05 December 2007

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G. A.P Drotsky, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
B. Janse van Rensburg, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
J. W. De Jager, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the article is to determine whether there are any differences between high and low-income group students in their selection of a cellular phone brand or network operator.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Four hypotheses are set to determine if there are any significant differences between the two income groups in current decision-making. It is established that there exist no significant difference between high and low-income students in their selection of cellular phones and network operators. The levels of agreement or disagreement on various statements do, however, give an indication of the importance that students place on aspects that they view as important when acquiring a cellular phone or network operator.

Findings: In the article, it is established that no significant differences exist between the two income groups. The levels of agreement or disagreement indicate the importance that subscription method, social value, service quality and branding has on student decision-making.

Implications: The article provides a better understanding of the influence that income plays in student's decision-making in acquiring cellular products and services. Possible future research in student cellular usage can be guided through the information obtained in this article.

Originality/Value: The article provides information to cellular network operators, service providers and cellular phone manufactures regarding the influence of income on students' acquisition of cellular products and services. Information from the article can assist in the establishment of marketing plans for the student market by these role players.


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