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Publication date: 21 December 2021

Patrícia de Oliveira Campos, Letícia Barbosa de Mélo, Jéssica Carvalho Veras de Souza, Poliana Nunes de Santana, Juliana Matte and Marconi Freitas da Costa

This study aims to contribute to the healthy eating literature by analyzing whether fear of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), ability to prepare food and the…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to contribute to the healthy eating literature by analyzing whether fear of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), ability to prepare food and the safety-seeking are antecedents of the intention to consume healthy foods during COVID-19 pandemic.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted two studies. The first study was done with a sample of 546 valid respondents. Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) was used to analyze data. The second study was qualitative, in which 40 subjects took part. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis.

Findings

The main findings reveal that ability to prepare food and the safety-seeking are strong antecedents of the intention to consume healthy foods. In addition, safety-seeking mediates the relationship between fear of COVID-19 and intention to consume healthy eating. However, high levels of fear did not influence the ability to prepare food and intention to consume healthy foods. Also, the ability to prepare food does not mediate the relation between fear of COVID-19 and intention to consume healthy food.

Originality/value

This study is among the first to consider terror management propositions to analyze the intention to consume healthy foods during COVID-19 pandemic. From a scientific point of view, it has several contributions to the literature. First, this study provides advances and innovation in the field by identifying new explanatory relations. Second, this study extends the scope of terror management health model (TMHM) by analyzing it in the pandemic context. Third, the findings seem to provide empirical support for recent criticism of TMHM assumptions. Moreover, practical implications are outlined to public health decision-makers and healthy food businesses on increasing consumers’ intention to healthy eating.

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Marketing Intelligence & Planning, vol. 40 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-4503

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Article
Publication date: 7 April 2022

Vandoir Welchen, Juliana Matte, Cintia Paese Giacomello, Franciele Dalle Molle and Maria Emilia Camargo

The purpose of this paper is to validate and measure the overall evaluation of electronic health record (EHR) and identify the factors that influence the health…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to validate and measure the overall evaluation of electronic health record (EHR) and identify the factors that influence the health information systems (HIS) assessment in Brazil.

Design/methodology/approach

From February to May 2020, this study surveyed 262 doctors and nurses who work in hospitals and use the EHR in their workplace. This study validated the National Usability-focused HIS Scale (NuHISS) to measure usability in the Brazilian context.

Findings

The results showed adequate validity and reliability, validating the NuHISS in the Brazilian context. The survey showed that 38.9% of users rated the system as high quality. Technical quality, ease of use and benefits explained 43.5% of the user’s overall system evaluation.

Research limitations/implications

This study validated the items that measure usability of health-care systems and identified that not all usability items impact the overall evaluation of the EHR.

Practical implications

NuHISS can be a valuable tool to measure HIS usability for doctors and nurses and monitor health systems’ long-term usability among health professionals. The results suggest dissatisfaction with the usability of HIS systems, specifically the EHR in hospital units. For this reason, those responsible for health systems must observe usability. This tool enables usability monitoring to highlight information system deficiencies for public managers. Furthermore, the government can create and develop actions to improve the existing tools to support health professionals.

Social implications

From the scale validation, public managers could monitor and develop actions to foster the system’s usability, especially the system’s technical qualities – the factor that impacted the overall system evaluation.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is the first to validate the usability scale of EHR systems in Brazil. The results showed dissatisfaction with HIS and identified the factors that most influence the system evaluation.

Article
Publication date: 8 September 2021

Marcelo Benetti Corrêa Da Silva, Suélen Bebber, Juliana Matte, Mateus Panizzon, Rafael de Lucena Perini and Bianca Libardi

This study aims to analyze factors that may influence the value-in-use perceived by undergraduate students from the built environment, teaching care and hedonic value.

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to analyze factors that may influence the value-in-use perceived by undergraduate students from the built environment, teaching care and hedonic value.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted a survey with 900 students from a university in southern Brazil. The main results evidenced that the built environment positively and significantly influences teaching care, hedonic value and value-in-use.

Findings

The hedonic value, teaching care and built environment explain 67.8% of value-in-use; the built environment and teaching care explain 45.1% of hedonic value; and the built environment explains 45.1% of the teaching care. Based on the results, it was possible to identify the value that the built environment and the teaching care represent for university students. Therefore, universities should invest in these dimensions, considering the time and cost students spend on this service to increase their satisfaction and retention.

Originality/value

This study analyzes antecedents of value-in-use perceived by undergraduate students from the built environment, teaching care and hedonic value.

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Journal of Facilities Management , vol. 20 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-5967

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Article
Publication date: 14 May 2021

Marcelo Benetti Corrêa da Silva, Juliana Matte, Suélen Bebber, Bianca Libardi and Ana Cristina Fachinelli

This research goal was to analyze factors that may influence value-in-use and satisfaction perceived by university students, from the built environment, price fairness and…

Abstract

Purpose

This research goal was to analyze factors that may influence value-in-use and satisfaction perceived by university students, from the built environment, price fairness and teaching care.

Design/methodology/approach

For this purpose, a survey was conducted with 900 students from a university in southern Brazil.

Findings

The main results proved that the antecedents considered in the study have a significant and positive influence on the value-in-use and satisfaction of university students. Furthermore, the built environment, price fairness, teaching care and satisfaction explained 87.8% of the value-in-use of students, while the built environment, price fairness and teaching care explained 74.9% of student satisfaction.

Originality/value

The study proved that after receiving the educational service, if the student can apply his or her acquired knowledge and skills, he or she will find a fair price, will be satisfied and will obtain value in the service purchased. Thus, even if the educational market is changing in recent years, the importance of the teacher and the built environment are factors that influence price fairness and increase the satisfaction and value-in-use perceived by the student.

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Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 29 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-5771

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Article
Publication date: 6 May 2021

Marcelo Benetti Corrêa da Silva, Juliana Matte, Suélen Bebber, Mayron Dalla Santa de Carvalho, Suane de Atayde Moschen and Ana Cristina Fachinelli

This study aims to test and analyze factors that may influence the satisfaction of university students, specifically, from the built environment, price fairness and teaching care.

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to test and analyze factors that may influence the satisfaction of university students, specifically, from the built environment, price fairness and teaching care.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey was conducted with 250 students from a university in southern Brazil. The data were analyzed by structural equation modeling.

Findings

The main results proved that the built environment, price fairness and teaching care have a significant and positive influence on the satisfaction of university students.

Practical implications

The factors presented explanation power for student satisfaction, which shows that they are essential aspects and, therefore, must be observed by universities to satisfy their students.

Originality/value

The study identifies the impact of factors such as the environment, price and teaching service on student satisfaction.

Open Access
Book part
Publication date: 4 May 2018

Anwar Puteh, Muhammad Rasyidin and Nurul Mawaddah

Purpose – The purpose of the research is to analyze the efficiency of Islamic banks in Indonesia. The data used in this research are panel data observed from 2012 until…

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of the research is to analyze the efficiency of Islamic banks in Indonesia. The data used in this research are panel data observed from 2012 until 2016. The sampling of this research is conducted on five Sharia banks in Indonesia, that is, Bank Muamalat, Bank SyariahMandiri, BukopinSyariah, BRI Syariah, and Bank Mega Syariah.

Design/Methodology/Approach – The study uses a quantitative method to analyze the efficiency of Sharia banking with formulation of comparison of operating expenses to operating revenues (BOPO).

Finding – The result of this research concludes that Sharia banking in Indonesia has not been efficient during the last five years, that is, 2012–2016. This can be seen from the range of banking efficiency ratio. The average level of Islamic banking efficiency ranges between 89.73% and 94.16%. Bank Muamalat whose range is 94.16% shows the highest average efficiency ratio compared to other Sharia banks. Meanwhile, Bank Mega Syariah maintains the lowest average efficiency ratio that is 89.37%. The five Sharia banks have a high efficiency ratio of over 80%. This shows that Sharia banking in Indonesia is inefficient

Originality/Value – The bank should be able to balance between cost (cost) and revenue. Sharia banks must also be able to create good product innovation in order to increase the collection of funds from the community, such as for competitive outcomes, prizes, or other programs that raise public interest to use the services of Sharia banking.

Research Limitations/Implications – This inefficiency is due to the high bank operating costs compared to the bank’s operating income.

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Proceedings of MICoMS 2017
Type: Book
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Article
Publication date: 6 November 2017

Juliána Drábiková, Stanislava Fintová, Jakub Tkacz, Pavel Doležal and Jaromír Wasserbauer

The purpose of this paper is to compare electrochemical corrosion characteristics of conventional and unconventional fluoride conversion coating prepared on magnesium alloy.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to compare electrochemical corrosion characteristics of conventional and unconventional fluoride conversion coating prepared on magnesium alloy.

Design/methodology/approach

The chemical reaction of AZ61 with 38 wt.% hydrofluoric acid (HF) for 24 h was used as a conventional way of fluoride conversion coating preparation. The unconventionally prepared coating was created in Na[BF4] salt melt at 450°C for 2 h. Morphology and chemical composition of prepared fluoride conversion coatings were studied with scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Electrochemical corrosion characteristics of the coatings were analyzed in Hank’s solution using potentiodynamic tests.

Findings

Both the coating preparation ways resulted in the creation of uniform conversion coatings with the same thickness (1.3 ± 0.1 μm). Some defects were observed on the coatings surface; however, the defects did not reach the AZ61 surface. Electrochemical tests performed in Hank’s solution at 37°C showed an improvement of corrosion resistance of AZ61 treated with fluoride conversion coatings when compared to the untreated material. Unconventionally prepared coating reached better electrochemical corrosion characteristics when compared to the conventionally prepared coating.

Originality/value

Electrochemical corrosion characteristics of AZ61 magnesium alloy can be improved with fluoride conversion coatings. Two methods are used in the literature for the coatings preparation. The conventional method is based on dipping of the coated material to the HF, and the unconventional method lies in dipping of the sample to the Na[BF4] salt melt. The main purpose of the present study is to analyze the conventionally and unconventionally prepared coatings in terms of chemical analysis, morphology and material corrosion protection (electrochemical corrosion characteristics), while the data are not provided in the literature, according to the authors’ knowledge. Very similar coatings were prepared using both the methods from the morphological and chemical composition point of view. However, unconventionally prepared coating created in Na[BF4] salt melt reached better electrochemical corrosion characteristics compared to the coating prepared in HF.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 64 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Article
Publication date: 10 March 2022

Farah Syahida Firdaus, Ridho Bramulya Ikhsan and Yudi Fernando

This paper aims to model Muslim consumers' purchase behaviour that predicts the impacts of behavioural factors of spirituality, emotional value, image, trust and…

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to model Muslim consumers' purchase behaviour that predicts the impacts of behavioural factors of spirituality, emotional value, image, trust and satisfaction on Halal-labelled food products. The model was used among Muslim consumers in Indonesia and France.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey was conducted among Indonesian and French Muslim consumers who had bought Halal-labelled food products. The model was examined using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) with multi-group analysis (PLS-MGA) to test specific differences between sample groups.

Findings

All proposed hypotheses were accepted, except for the trust in purchasing behaviour. It was not significantly different in the two sample groups. The linkage from image to purchasing behaviour was not significantly related to the French sample group, and emotional value did not influence Halal-labelled food product purchase behaviour in the Indonesian sample group. The MGA results found a significant difference in spirituality, emotional value image and trust among Indonesian and French Muslim consumers.

Practical implications

The guarantee of Halal food through a Halal label can fulfil the spirituality of Muslim consumers in carrying out Allah’s (SWT) command to consume Halal food, creating a product image, trust, satisfaction and emotional value that encourages positive buying behaviour. The finding shows that Muslim spirituality has extended the Islamic marketing literature to predict Muslim consumer behaviour. The company can emphasise in advertisements that the Halal-certified logo reflects the quality of products.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this research is among the early study empirically confirming that spirituality and emotional value are critical domains to predict purchase behaviour between two different groups of Indonesian and French Muslim consumers.

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Journal of Islamic Marketing, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0833

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Article
Publication date: 20 June 2020

Muhammad Muflih and Juliana Juliana

This paper aims to estimate the influence of spirituality on halal-labeled food shopping behavior both directly and through the mediating roles of image, trust and satisfaction.

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to estimate the influence of spirituality on halal-labeled food shopping behavior both directly and through the mediating roles of image, trust and satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

Using quantitative methods, this research analyzed the responses to questionnaires distributed to 212 respondents from Bandung, Indonesia. To prove the hypotheses, the collected data were analyzed by partial least square (SEM-PLS) using SmartPLS.

Findings

This research shows that the direct relationship between spirituality and halal-labeled food shopping behavior was insignificant. However, the relationship between spirituality and halal food shopping behavior became indirectly significant through the mediating roles of image, trust and satisfaction. This finding confirms that image, trust and satisfaction are influential factors in the increased shopping behavior of consumers who choose halal-labeled foods.

Practical implications

To increase the shopping behavior of Muslims for halal-labeled food, halal food companies need to expand the halal label campaign to electronic and social media. Besides, halal food companies need to develop the accountability of food quality to ensure that the halal food products meet the health and safety standards expected by the public. Spiritual education is also required to harmonize the love for God and the food choices approved by God.

Originality/value

This study is the first in testing the influence of spirituality on halal-labeled food shopping behavior both directly and through the mediating roles of image, trust and satisfaction. It successfully revealed the strengths and weaknesses of spirituality in influencing the behavior of halal food shopping.

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Journal of Islamic Marketing, vol. 12 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0833

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a 15-week dietary intake of cactus flour on metabolic parameters, body weight and dietary intake of rats.

Design/methodology/approach

Male Wistar rats were divided into four experimental groups (n = 8-10): control or westernized diets added or not of cactus flour. The following parameters were evaluated during the period of dietary manipulation: body weight, food intake, glycemic and lipid profile (oral glucose tolerance test, metabolic parameters, hepatic and muscular glycogen dosage), visceral and body fat (relative weight to body weight). Data were analyzed using Graphpad Prism®5, p = 0.05.

Findings

Animals fed on a Western-style diet together with flour cactus presented lower weight gain (335.7 ± 20.0, p = 0.05) over the evaluated period, even when the volume of food intake was not different among the groups. The addition of cactus flour to a Western-style diet appears to lower glucose levels at 30 and 60 min (p = 0.05), as shown in the glucose tolerance curve. There was a downward trend does fat stores, cholesterol levels and triglycerides. Therefore, it was concluded that this addition cactus flour is effective even when the diet is hyperlipidic, demonstrating its ability to attenuate risk parameters for the occurrence of metabolic syndromes such as sub fraction high cholesterol levels and glucose tolerance.

Originality/value

The addition of functional foods to diets may work to improve the harmful effects of this type of diet. Opuntia ficus indica has high nutritional value and has hypoglycemic and hypolipemic properties besides being antioxidant.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 49 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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