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Antecedents and consequences of user engagement in smartphone travel apps

Faizan Ali (School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of South Florida , Sarasota, Florida, USA)
Abraham Terrah (School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of South Florida , Sarasota, Florida, USA)
Chengzhong Wu ( University of International Business and Economics , Beijing, China)
Laiba Ali (Faculty of Tourism, Eastern Mediterranean University , Gazimagusa, TRNC, Turkey)
Hui Wu ( College of Business Administration of Hunan University , Changsha, China)

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology

ISSN: 1757-9880

Article publication date: 9 February 2021

Issue publication date: 15 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to test the effect of system quality, information quality and service quality on user engagement and its effect on smartphone travel apps’ satisfaction, love and behavioral intentions.

Design/methodology/approach

Using the self-selection sampling technique, data was collected from 417 respondents recruited via Amazon Mechanical Turk. Data was subjected to partial least squares based structural equation modeling.

Findings

Results indicate that system quality, information quality and service quality have a significantly positive impact on user engagement with smartphone travel apps. Moreover, user engagement has a positive and significant impact on smartphone app satisfaction, smartphone app love and behavioral intentions.

Originality/value

This is the first study to integrate DeLone and McLean (2003) updated information system success model and stimulus-organism-response model to propose a holistic model of user’s engagement with smartphone travel apps.

研究目的

本论文旨在检测智能手机旅游app的系统质量、信息质量、和服务质量对于用户参与度的作用, 以及其对app满意度、喜爱、和行为意愿的作用。

研究设计/方法/途径

本论文采用自选取样技术, 通过Amazon Mechanical Turk共搜集417分问卷。本论文采用PLS-SEM分析数据。

研究结果

研究结果表明, 系统质量、信息质量、和服务质量对智能手机旅游app的用户参与度起到显著的积极作用。此外, 用户参与度对智能手机app的满意度、喜爱、以及行为意图起到显著的积极作用。

研究原创性/价值

本论文是首篇结合Delone和McLean(2003)改良版IS Success 模型和Stimulus-Organism模型, 以建立针对智能手机旅游app用户参与度的综合类模型。

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Citation

Ali, F., Terrah, A., Wu, C., Ali, L. and Wu, H. (2021), "Antecedents and consequences of user engagement in smartphone travel apps", Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 355-371. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTT-09-2020-0221

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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