A Study on Interaction of Cause and Effect among Personal Involvement, Satisfaction, Trust, Switching Cost and Loyalty Regarding Casual Dining Restaurant

레스토랑에 대한 소비자의 개인적 관여도와 만족, 신뢰, 전환비용, 충성도의 인과관계 연구

  • Cho, Woo-Je (Department of Food Science and Culinary, International University of Korea)
  • 조우제 (한국국제대학교 호텔조리)
  • Published : 2009.10.30


This study was conducted to provide basic data and insight into behaviors that result in increased continuous sales and competitiveness. This was done by examining the effect of personal involvement on customer satisfaction and trust, the effect of customer satisfaction on switching cost and loyalty, the effect of trust on switching cost and loyalty and by analyzing the indirect effect of trust and loyalty to personal involvement on switching cost and loyalty of the patrons of casual dining restaurants. In order to achieve the goals of the study, a hypothesis and structural equation were proposed based on preceding research and the proposed model was analyzed using LISREL 8.30 to prove the hypothesis and better understand the interactions between the cause and effect. The results were as follows: Six proposed hypothesis were chosen and the indirect effect was verified. In other words, customers' personal involvement was shown to have an effect on trust and devotion and satisfaction influenced switching cost and loyalty. Trust had an effect on switching cost and loyalty and by analyzing the indirect effect the customers' personal involvement was shown to affect the switching cost and loyalty through satisfaction and trust. The result of this analysis provides clues to better understand the eating-out behavior of customers and proves that personal involvement, satisfaction, trust, switching cost and loyalty are directly and indirectly related.


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