The Dimensions of Religion as Underpinning Constructs for Mass Media Social Marketing Campaigns: An Emerging Concept

Patrick van Esch, Linda Jean van Esch, James C.P. Cowley


The purpose of this review is to consider the underlying concepts and related issues that have been proposed in the literature of the potential relationship to use the dimensions of religion as constructs for mass media social marketing campaigns. The literature appears divided as to whether: (1) an individual’s attitude changes and then their behaviour or (2) behaviour and then attitude, as a result of mass media social marketing campaigns. Whilst the seven dimensions of religion help characterise the constructs and under-pinning themes of religion(s) and their existence in the world today, there does not appear to be a definitive approach to the way we professionally practice, capitalise, use, create or evaluate mass media social marketing campaigns. Whilst both concepts have received and continue to receive growing attention in the literature, further clarification and understanding can only be sought via questions surrounding the emerging concept, which will further assist in distilling the information and possibly provide a new beginning for the study of the concept as well as providing guidance for professional practice.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijms.v5n1p96

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International Journal of Marketing Studies  ISSN 1918-719X(Print) ISSN 1918-7203(Online)

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