What Influences Someone to have Compulsive Buying Behavior? A Case of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Taiwan

Alfato Yusnar Kharismasyah

Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Banyumas, Indonesia.

Irawan Randikaparsa *

Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Banyumas, Indonesia.

Ali Akbar Anggara

Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Banyumas, Indonesia and Centre for Public Policy, Management and Business Studies, GRI Institute, Purwokerto, Indonesia.

Salsabil Auriel

Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Banyumas, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aims: This research aims to investigate the impact of job burnout on compulsive buying behavior among a group of 210 Indonesian domestic migrant workers in Taiwan. Additionally, it explores the mediating role of ego depletion in this relationship and the moderating effect of consumer susceptibility to interpersonal influence. The study employed a quantitative approach to examine the relationship between job burnout, ego depletion, consumer susceptibility to interpersonal influence, and compulsive buying behavior among Indonesian domestic migrant workers in Taiwan. The data was analyzed by SEM-PLS. The findings indicate that job burnout significantly increases compulsive buying tendencies among Indonesian domestic migrant workers in Taiwan. However, ego depletion does not act as a mediating factor in this relationship. Conversely, consumer susceptibility to interpersonal influence moderates the relationship between ego depletion and compulsive buying behavior significantly, suggesting that greater susceptibility weakens the impact of ego depletion on compulsive buying behavior. These results emphasize the importance of addressing job burnout and considering interpersonal influences in interventions aimed at mitigating compulsive buying behaviors among Indonesian domestic migrant workers in Taiwan. Such interventions have the potential to improve the mental and financial well-being of this population.

Keywords: Job burnout, ego depletion, consumer susceptibility to interpersobal influence, compulsive buying


How to Cite

Kharismasyah , Alfato Yusnar, Irawan Randikaparsa, Ali Akbar Anggara, and Salsabil Auriel. 2024. “What Influences Someone to Have Compulsive Buying Behavior? A Case of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Taiwan”. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics 21 (7):88-98. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajsse/2024/v21i7847.

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