2024 journal article

Chinese consumers’ adoption intention toward smart closet: a perspective of psychological needs and motivations

International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education.

By: W. Han n & Y. Xu n

Source: ORCID
Added: August 23, 2023

ABSTRACTTackling the problem of ‘having a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear’, Smart Closet emerged in recent years as a digital closet assistant. This study investigates Chinese consumers’ adoption intention toward Smart Closet from a perspective of psychological needs and motivations, integrating the Technology Acceptance Model and Self-Determination Theory. A total of 346 data was collected via an online survey. Structural equation modelling was used to test the proposed hypotheses. Results indicated that two of the three basic psychological needs (autonomy and relatedness) had positive impacts on consumers’ motivational perceptions (usefulness and enjoyment) of Smart Closet, which in turn, positively influenced their adoption intention. Additionally, consumers’ fashion consciousness was found to have moderating effects on the adoption process. This paper not only lends managerial implications to practitioners pertaining to the implementation of Smart Closet, also provides a reference for validating the integrated framework of TAM and SDT.KEYWORDS: Smart Closettechnology acceptance modelself-determination theorymotivationChinese consumer Disclosure statementNo potential conflict of interest was reported by the author(s).Ethics approval statementThis study is reviewed by and conducted with the approval of an institutional review board (IRB).Permission to reproduce material from other sourcesThere are no excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties included in this study.Data availability statementThe data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.