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Consumers’ awareness and loyalty in Indonesia banking sector: does emotional bonding effect matters?

Kasnaeny Karim (Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Makassar, Indonesia)
Gunawan Bata Ilyas (Department of Management, STIE AMKOP Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia)
Zainal Abidin Umar (Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Negeri Gorontalo, Gorontalo, Indonesia)
Muhammad Jibril Tajibu (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia, and)
Junaidi Junaidi (Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Palopo, Palopo, Indonesia)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Article publication date: 29 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the relationship between emotional bonding (e.g. brand love, brand commitment and brand trust) and consumers’ awareness and consumers loyalty to conventional and Islamic banking products in Indonesia.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample consists of 585 Muslim and bank consumers obtained through a survey study and using structural equation modeling to test the research hypotheses.

Findings

The empirical results indicate that brand love, commitment and trust have significant and positive effects on consumers’ awareness and loyalty. Furthermore, as the mediator variables, consumers’ awareness partially mediates the relationship between emotional bonding and consumers’ loyalty.

Research limitations/implications

This study was validated by Indonesian Muslims; therefore, future study is needed to validate across the region and sector.

Practical implications

This study enlightened the bank managers from a marketing and psychological context. The bank managers need to enhance the control and promote their brand and products to improve their relationship and consumers.

Originality/value

This study provided the Muslim consumers' decision-making process by developing and testing a model of emotional bonding and consumers’ perspective toward bank products.

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Citation

Karim, K., Ilyas, G.B., Umar, Z.A., Tajibu, M.J. and Junaidi, J. (2022), "Consumers’ awareness and loyalty in Indonesia banking sector: does emotional bonding effect matters?", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-03-2022-0092

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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