Emerging consumer healthy lifestyles in Lithuania

Agne Gadeikiene, Laura Salciuviene, Jūratė Banytė, Aistė Dovalienė, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Žaneta Piligrimienė

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Abstract

Consumer lifestyle is considered one of the important predictors of sustainable consumption behavior at the individual, community and societal levels. In this paper, the healthy lifestyle of consumers is analyzed and defined as the lifestyle that explains how people live in terms of health. This study focuses on consumers’ healthy lifestyle clusters and offers an updated healthy lifestyle measurement tool that can be used to segment consumers into specific segments according to six healthy lifestyle domains: physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual health. An online survey with 645 respondents of different socio-demographic profiles was conducted in Lithuania. Based on data collected through questionnaires, specific segments were identified using self-organizing maps and cluster analysis methods. The findings suggest that four different segments could represent consumers concerning their healthy lifestyles. The results will be of use to companies initiating marketing campaigns to target different consumer groups with their brands and offering healthy lifestyle-related products and services to consumers in Lithuania. The findings are also valuable for public policymakers and opinion leaders who foster healthy lifestyles and seek to form a public opinion regarding sustainable consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10056
Number of pages22
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • healthy lifestyle
  • consumer segments
  • Lithuanian consumers
  • self-organizing maps (SOM)
  • cluster analysis
  • sustainable consumption

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