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The consumer's pattern and mode of living that is reflected in their consumer behaviour. It is manifest in the consumer's home, interests, tastes, leisure pursuits, opinions, and use of ...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
125 words

... The activities, interests, opinions, and values of individuals as they affect their mode of living. Lifestyle reflects more than social class or personality; it provides a profile of a person’s whole pattern of behaviour and interaction with the world. Lifestyles are important in marketing because they influence the way in which people elect to make purchases. The technique for measuring lifestyle is part of psychographic segmentation . It involves measuring primary characteristics, known as AIO dimensions (activities, interests, and opinions)....

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
59 words

... Associated closely with particular ways of living promoted through advertising and branding , the word ‘lifestyle’ has been used increasingly widely in a design context from the 1960s onwards although the term had originally been coined in the late 1920s by the psychologist Alfred Adler to denote the ways in which childhood personality traits marked out future...

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...Lifestyle The set of habits and customs that is influenced by the lifelong process of socialization; examples include the use of alcohol and tobacco, dietary habits, or exercise. 1 , 5 ...

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
266 words

...in relation to ‘lifestyle sport’, the term refers to a range of sporting activities, often taking place in spaces lacking regulation and control, and expressing fun, creativity, and performance. The most traditional of sports can provide a basis for a particular lifestyle, but lifestyle sports are the newer sporting forms variously labelled action sports, new sports, whiz sports, and extreme sports. Belinda Wheaton 's Understanding Lifestyle Sports: Consumption, Identity and Difference ( 2004 ) collects together essays on skateboarding, rock climbing,...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...lifestyle The behavior pattern, customs, and habits of persons or groups, generally considered in the context of consequences for health, and including nature and amount of exercise, dietary habits, and use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, stimulant and sedative substances (licit or illicit), and recreational time. ...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
51 words

... The consumer’s pattern and mode of living that is reflected in their consumer behaviour . It is manifest in the consumer’s home, interests, tastes, leisure pursuits, opinions, and use of time at home, at work, at play, on holiday and in pastimes, hobbies, and sports. See also consumer marketing ; geodemographics...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
130 words

... 1. (sociology) A concept related to Weber’s notion of status groups reflecting the influence of industrialization and consumerism on social identity . 2. (market research) A characterization of a target audience in terms of patterns of taste , consumption , and aspiration rather than conventional demographics : see also psychographics ; segmentation . 3. (cultural theory) Postmodern forms of cultural identity based upon aspects of individual behaviour which are a matter of personal choice, and which distinguish modes of...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
122 words

... A concept that refers to alternative ways of living, usually conspicuous through values and modes of consumption. Such differentials correspond to the concept of status groups identified by Max Weber . In British sociology it has often been employed in the embourgeoisement debate about the nature of the British class structure. In this particular context, it is argued that workers are increasingly adopting middle-class mores and attitudes, such that social class differences are becoming less significant as members of all classes come to share...

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
485 words

... Lifestyle Lifestyle Have fun. And go home when you're tired. George Abbott 1887 – 1995 American director, producer, and dramatist : in obituary, New York Times 2 February 1995 Have fun go home when you're tired go home when you're tired What is the secret of my long life? I really don't know—cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women! the oldest British survivor of the First World War Henry Allingham 1896 – 2009 English airman : in Daily Telegraph 10 November 2005 (online edition) cigarettes , whisky and wild cigarettes, whisky ...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

... The mode or pattern of living that is adopted by an individual, which is reflected in that person’s activities, interests, and...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

... . When this word was viewed as a neologism —in the 1960s through the 1980s—it was often disparaged as an unnecessary innovation and as a vogue word . But today it seems serviceable as denoting a concept widely regarded as important. Language-Change Index lifestyle : Stage...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
12 words

... format An advertising format that reflects a target market’s lifestyle...

Lifestyle Modification

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...Lifestyle Modification The use of Behavior change interventions or other measures to improve Lifestyle . Lifestyles are modified by interventions targeting individuals, communities and populations. See also behavior change technique ; healthy lifestyle . 586 ...

Sedentary Lifestyle

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...Sedentary Lifestyle A Lifestyle that lacks vigorous physical exercise, characterized by sitting, reading, watching television, or using a computer for much of the day. ...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
14 words

... research A study of consumer behaviour , attitudes , hobbies, activities, and...

lifestyle segmentation

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
49 words

... segmentation Segmentation of a market based on lifestyles . More companies are segmenting their markets by lifestyles, as these are increasingly seen as good predictors of consumer behaviour. Most companies use off-the-shelf research-agency classifications, because of the high cost and complexity of developing their own. See market segmentation...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

... business A small business run by owners with a personal interest in the product. The business reflects their lifestyles and provides them with a comfortable income, but is not a growth...

Healthy Lifestyle

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...Healthy Lifestyle A pattern of behavior that maximizes health protective behaviors while minimizing health risk behaviors. Such patterns of Behavior are influenced by individual, social, and environmental factors. See also behavioral medicine ; lifestyle modification . ...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
42 words

... business A small business run by owners with a personal interest in the product. The business reflects their lifestyles and provides them with a comfortable income, but is not a growth venture. Compilers of reference books could fall into this...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... business A small business run by owners with a personal interest in the product. The business reflects their lifestyles and provides them with a comfortable income, but is not a growth...

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