From sPassion to sWOM: The role of flow

Herrando, C. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Jimenez-Martinez, J. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Martin De Hoyos, M.J. (Universidad de Zaragoza)
From sPassion to sWOM: The role of flow
Resumen: Purpose - Social commerce websites entail a completely new scenario for sharing experiences and opinions due to its richness in terms of social interactions. Nowadays, users can interact with the company and with other users; hence, it seems important to study how social stimuli affect users. Drawing on the stimulus-organism-response framework and flow theory, the purpose of this paper is to propose that the social stimulus (named social passion (sPassion)) has a positive effect on the organism (state of flow), which leads to a users' positive response (via social word of mouth (sWOM)).
Design/methodology/approach - The data were collected through an online survey in 2015. The sample consists of 771 users of social commerce websites, of which 51 percent are male and 49 percent female, aged between 16 and 80 years old. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data with the statistical software SPSS version 22 and EQS 6.
Findings - The empirical results confirm that passionate users are prone to experience a state of flow and, as a consequence, share positive sWOM.
Originality/value - This study contributes to the literature on customers' online participation, and the findings are hoped to help companies in developing social commerce websites that boost users' exchange of information.

Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1108/OIR-09-2016-0243
Año: 2018
Publicado en: ONLINE INFORMATION REVIEW 42, 2 (2018), 191-204
ISSN: 1468-4527

Factor impacto JCR: 1.928 (2018)
Categ. JCR: INFORMATION SCIENCE & LIBRARY SCIENCE rank: 34 / 89 = 0.382 (2018) - Q2 - T2
Categ. JCR: COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS rank: 86 / 155 = 0.555 (2018) - Q3 - T2

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.656 - Computer Science Applications (Q1) - Library and Information Sciences (Q1) - Information Systems (Q1)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA-FSE/S09-GENERES Group
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO-FEDER/ECO2015-64567-R
Tipo y forma: Article (PostPrint)
Área (Departamento): Área Comerci.Investig.Mercados (Dpto. Direc.Mark.Inves.Mercad.)

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