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The Role of Cognitive, Affective, Conative, and Behavioral Loyalty in a Convergence Mobile Messenger Service
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 13, Issue 11,  2015, pp.63-70
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2015.13.11.63
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The Role of Cognitive, Affective, Conative, and Behavioral Loyalty in a Convergence Mobile Messenger Service
Kim, Byoung-Soo; Kim, Dae-Kil;
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The fierce competition of mobile messenger services (MMS) allows MMS providers to perform a variety of marketing campaigns and business activities to enhance user loyalty. The applied model in this study is based on Oliver`s four-stage loyalty model for the formation processes of user loyalty about MMS. While social network formation and service quality are the key elements of cognitive loyalty, positive mood and negative mood are the key components of affective loyalty in the study. Conative loyalty is captured by commitment. The data of 249 KakaoTalk users at least five times for three months is empirically tested based on the research model using partial least squares. The analysis of test identifies that positive feeling and commitment significantly influences behavioral loyalty, whereas negative feeling plays a significant role in inhibiting behavioral loyalty. The findings of this study show that social network formation and service quality significantly affect only positive feeling. The analysis results reveal several insights that can help MMS managers understand the roles of cognitive, affective, conative, and behavioral loyalty in the MMS environment.
Cognitive loyalty;Affective loyalty;Conative Loyalty;Behavioral loyalty;Convergence;
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