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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/08874417.2019.1568844

Attitudinal and Behavioral Loyalty Toward Virtual Goods

04 Mar 2021-Journal of Computer Information Systems (Informa UK Limited)-Vol. 61, Iss: 2, pp 118-129
Abstract: The relationship between loyalty, purchasing of virtual goods, and use behavior of mobile instant messaging (MIM) was examined. Two forms of loyalty, attitudinal and behavioral loyalty, were consid...

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Topics: Loyalty (65%), Mobile instant messaging (57%), Virtual goods (56%) ... read more
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01 Jan 2016-
Abstract: Thank you for downloading using multivariate statistics. As you may know, people have look hundreds times for their favorite novels like this using multivariate statistics, but end up in infectious downloads. Rather than reading a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they juggled with some harmful bugs inside their laptop. using multivariate statistics is available in our digital library an online access to it is set as public so you can download it instantly. Our books collection saves in multiple locations, allowing you to get the most less latency time to download any of our books like this one. Merely said, the using multivariate statistics is universally compatible with any devices to read.

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.IJINFOMGT.2019.05.021
Amandeep Dhir1, Puneet Kaur1, Puneet Kaur2, Sufen Chen1  +2 moreInstitutions (4)
Abstract: Prior literature suggests that social media users are increasingly experiencing social media fatigue. Only recently have scholars undertaken empirical studies to investigate its antecedents and outcomes to better understand the impact of fatigue on social media users. To further this understanding, the present study has conducted a cross-sectional survey with 1552 users. The Stress-Strain-Outcome (SSO) theoretical framework is applied to examine if privacy concerns, self-disclosure, parental mediation strategies, and decrement in academic performance due to social media use correlate with social media fatigue. Two forms of fatigue are considered, namely, fatigue due to social networking site (SNS) and mobile instant messaging (MIM) use. The study results suggest that privacy concerns, self-disclosure, parental encouragement and worry significantly and positively correlate with SNS and MIM fatigue. Parental permission and parental monitoring are either not or lowly associated with fatigue. In addition to this, SNS and MIM fatigue positively correlated with the tendency to experience academic decrement due to social media use. The antecedents and consequences of social media fatigue were similar for SNS and MIM users. Moreover, students perceived their parents to be more open to their MIM use, and they had higher self-disclosure in MIM than in SNS. The study concludes with significant implications for practitioners, policy makers as well as service designers.

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Topics: Social media (52%), Self-disclosure (50%)

55 Citations


Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.TELE.2020.101376
Puneet Kaur1, Puneet Kaur2, Amandeep Dhir2, Amandeep Dhir3  +5 moreInstitutions (7)
Abstract: Few literature studies have investigated the relationships between different uses and gratifications (U&Gs) of mobile instant messaging (MIM) apps, continuation, and purchase intentions. To address this gap, the researchers aimed to examine the influence of the content, social, process, and technology U&Gs of MIM on continuation intentions toward MIMs, and purchase intentions toward virtual goods available on MIMs. A comprehensive research model was developed based on the U&G theory, which was tested using cross-sectional data from 309 Japanese MIM users. The study considered six different U&Gs of MIM as independent variables and purchase intentions towards stickers and continuation intentions towards MIM as dependent variables. The study results suggest that exposure U&G has a significant positive association with MIM sticker purchase intentions. The entertainment and affection U&G are positively associated with continuation intentions towards MIM use. The study contributes to the literature by investigating U&Gs that motivate MIM users to have both positive purchase intentions toward virtual goods, such as stickers, and continuation intentions toward MIMs. The study has significant theoretical and practical implications for both researchers and practitioners who are interested in virtual goods, the virtual economy, MIM apps, social media, new media, and the service economy.

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Topics: Virtual goods (52%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.JRETCONSER.2020.102393
Pradeep Kautish1, Justin Paul2, Rajesh Sharma3Institutions (3)
Abstract: The study focuses on comparative effectiveness of two e-tail servicescape dimensions, e.g., product assortment and order fulfillment on consumers’ online purchase intentions for fashion apparel shopping. The mediating effect of shopping assistance and efficiency between e-tail servicescape dimensions and purchase intentions is examined. Additionally, the moderating influence of fulfillment reliability between e-tail servicescape dimensions and shopping assistance is also examined. The survey instrument was used to execute the study and data were gathered from 442 participants from the national capital of India. The hypothesized relationships were verified using covariance-based structural equation modelling (CB-SEM), hierarchical regression analytics (HRA), and bootstrap procedure. The findings reveal that there are certain e-tail value disposition oriented benefits in investing order fulfillment landscape over product assortment. The mediating role of shopping assistance and shopping efficiency is empirically verified and the moderating influence of fulfillment reliability is also confirmed.

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Topics: Servicescape (65%), Order fulfillment (56%)

6 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1002/ASI.24448
Abstract: Although millions of mobile apps have been published in the app store, the majority are seldom downloaded or used. This phenomenon has intensified the competition among service providers f...

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Topics: App store (66%), Loyalty (57%), Service provider (56%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.88.5.879
Abstract: Interest in the problem of method biases has a long history in the behavioral sciences. Despite this, a comprehensive summary of the potential sources of method biases and how to control for them does not exist. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to examine the extent to which method biases influence behavioral research results, identify potential sources of method biases, discuss the cognitive processes through which method biases influence responses to measures, evaluate the many different procedural and statistical techniques that can be used to control method biases, and provide recommendations for how to select appropriate procedural and statistical remedies for different types of research settings.

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Topics: Response bias (60%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.103.3.411
James C. Anderson1, David W. Gerbing2Institutions (2)
Abstract: In this article, we provide guidance for substantive researchers on the use of structural equation modeling in practice for theory testing and development. We present a comprehensive, two-step modeling approach that employs a series of nested models and sequential chi-square difference tests. We discuss the comparative advantages of this approach over a one-step approach. Considerations in specification, assessment of fit, and respecification of measurement models using confirmatory factor analysis are reviewed. As background to the two-step approach, the distinction between exploratory and confirmatory analysis, the distinction between complementary approaches for theory testing versus predictive application, and some developments in estimation methods also are discussed.

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.117.3.497
Roy F. Baumeister1, Mark R. LearyInstitutions (1)
Abstract: A hypothesized need to form and maintain strong, stable interpersonal relationships is evaluated in light of the empirical literature. The need is for frequent, nonaversive interactions within an ongoing relational bond. Consistent with the belongingness hypothesis, people form social attachments readily under most conditions and resist the dissolution of existing bonds. Belongingness appears to have multiple and strong effects on emotional patterns and on cognitive processes. Lack of attachments is linked to a variety of ill effects on health, adjustment, and well-being. Other evidence, such as that concerning satiation, substitution, and behavioral consequences, is likewise consistent with the hypothesized motivation. Several seeming counterexamples turned out not to disconfirm the hypothesis. Existing evidence supports the hypothesis that the need to belong is a powerful, fundamental, and extremely pervasive motivation.

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Topics: Belongingness (61%), Need for affiliation (53%), Sociometer (52%)

15,561 Citations


Open accessBook
21 Jul 2011-
Abstract: Psychology is a science that advances by leaps and bounds The impulse of new mathematical models along with the incorporation of computers to research has drawn a new reality with many methodological progresses that only a few people could imagine not too long ago Such progress has no doubt revolutionized the panorama of research in the behavioral sciences Structural Equation Models are a clear example of this Under this label are usually included a series of state-of-the-art multivariate statistical procedures that allow the researcher to test theoryguided hypotheses with clearly confi rmatory ends as well as to establish causal relations among variables Confi rmatory factor analysis, the study of measurement invariance, or the multitraitmultimethod models are some of the procedures that stem from this methodology In this sense, it would be diffi cult to fi nd a scientifi c journal that publishes empirical works in psychology that does not address some of these issues, so their current transcendence is undeniable The manual written by the Full Professor of the University of Ottawa, Barbara M Byrne, is a link in a series of books that address this topic Throughout her long academic trajectory, Professor Byrne developed interesting and popular work focused on bringing the researcher and the professional layman—and not so layman—closer to the diverse statistical programs available on the market for data analysis from the perspective of structural equation models (ie, LISREL, AMOS, EQS) (Byrne, 1998, 2001, 2006) Bearing this in mind, the main goal of this work is to introduce the reader to the basic concepts of this methodology, in a simple and entertaining way, avoiding mathematical technicisms and statistical jargon For this purpose, we used the statistical program Mplus 60 (Muthen & Muthen, 2007-2010), an extremely suggestive software that incorporates interesting applications The authoress provides a practical guide that leads the reader through illustrative examples of how to proceed step by step with the Mplus, from the initial specifi cations of the model to the interpretation of the output fi les On the one hand, we underline that the data used proceed from prior investigations and can be consulted in the Internet, offering the reader the possibility of practicing with them (http://wwwpsypresscom/sem-with-mplus/ datasets/); on the other hand, updating the information with novel and apt bibliographic references allows the reader to study in more depth the diverse topics that are presented in the manual, if he or she so desires The book consists of four sections, with a total of 12 chapters The fi rst section, Chapters 1 and 2, addresses introductory terms related to structural equation models and working with the Mplus program at a user-level The second unit focuses on data analysis with a single group In Chapter 3, the factor validity of the self-concept is tested by means of confi rmatory factor analysis In Chapter 4, the authoress performs a fi rst-order confi rmatory factor analysis, in which she examines the validity of the scores of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) in a sample of teachers In Chapter 5, the internal structure of the scores on the Beck Depression Inventory-II is analyzed by means of second-order confi rmatory factor analysis in a sample of Chinese adolescents In the next chapter, the complete model of structural equations is tested, and the authoress examines the causal relation established between diverse variables (ie, work climate, self-esteem, social support) and Burnout The third section of the manual is, in my opinion, the most interesting, not only because of the expansion of the study of measurement invariance in recent years but also because of the expansion it may possibly have in the future In this section, Professor Byrne goes into multigroup comparisons Specifi cally, in Chapter 7, she examines the factor equivalence of the MBI in two samples of teachers by means of the analysis of covariance structures In this chapter, she introduces relevant concepts, such as types of invariance (confi gural, metric, and strict) or the invariance of partial measurement In Chapter 8, she also analyzes measurement invariance, using for this purpose the analysis of mean and covariance structures This analysis, in comparison to the analysis of covariance structures, allows contrasting the latent means of two or more groups With this goal, she verifi es whether there is measurement invariance between the scores on the Self-description Questionnaire-I in Nigerian and Australian adolescents In Chapter 9, she proposes a complete model of structural equations in which she tests the causal structure through the procedure of cross validation Lastly, in the fourth section, she reveals three very interesting topics, that are also up-to-date and that, to some degree, go beyond the initial goal of the book, such as the multitrait-multimethod models, latent growth curves, and multilevel models Summing up, the work “Structural Equation Modeling with Mplus: Basic concepts, applications, and programming” is of enormous interest and utility for all professionals of psychology and related sciences who, without having exhaustive knowledge of the details of structural equation models, wish to test their hypothetical models by means of the Mplus program No doubt, this is a reference manual, a must-read that is accessible and that has a high degree of methodological rigor We hope that the readers

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