Antecedents and consequences of the perceived usefulness of smoking cessation online health communities

Chenglong Li, Hongxiu Li, Reima Suomi

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

4 Lataukset (Pure)

Abstrakti

Purpose: An empirical study investigated the antecedents to perceived usefulness (PU) and its consequences in the context of smoking cessation online health communities (OHCs). Design/methodology/approach: To validate a research model for perceived informational support, perceived emotional support and perceived esteem support, the authors conducted a partial-least-squares analysis of empirical data from an online survey (N = 173) of users of two smoking cessation OHCs. The proposed model articulates these as antecedents to PU from a social support perspective, and knowledge sharing and continuance intention are expressed as consequences of PU. Findings: The empirical study identified that the PU of smoking cessation OHCs is influenced by perceived emotional support and perceived esteem support, and perceived informational support indirectly affects PU via these factors. In turn, PU exerts a positive influence on both knowledge sharing and continuance intention. Also, knowledge sharing positively affects continuance intention. Originality/value: The study contributes to scholarship on users' postadoption behavior in the context of smoking cessation OHCs by disentangling the antecedents to PU from a social support perspective and pinpointing some important consequences of PU. The research also has practical implications for managing smoking cessation OHCs.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut56-86
Sivumäärä31
JulkaisuINTERNET RESEARCH
Vuosikerta32
Numero7
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä2021
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2022
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

Julkaisufoorumi-taso

  • Jufo-taso 2

!!ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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