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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 3 Categories, subcategories, and concepts of causal conditions

From: Consumer resistance to innovation: smart clothing

Paradigm elementCategorySubcategoryConcept
Causal conditionsPerceived utilityUsefulnessAssessment of how useful smart clothing is
ConvenienceAssessment of how much more convenient it provides compared to other smart devices
Perceived riskPerformanceConcern over whether the product will work properly, as expected
HealthConcern over threats to the human body, including electromagnetic waves
WashingConcern over the deterioration of function after being washed
AvailabilityConcern about unavailability when desired due to weather, washing, or fashion trend
PrivacyConcern over the possibility that personal information can be consistently leaked