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An Empirical Study on e-Loyalty of Social Networking Sites

소셜네트워킹 사이트의 e-고객충성도에 관한 실증연구

  • 가명호 (경상대학교 경영정보학과) ;
  • 정대율 (경상대학교 경영정보학과)
  • Received : 2010.02.03
  • Accepted : 2010.05.05
  • Published : 2010.06.30

Abstract

웹 2.0 기술의 급속한 발전은 인터넷을 통한 커뮤니티 형성을 효과적으로 가능하게 함으로서 소셜네트워킹 사이트(SNS)의 급속한 성장을 가져왔다. 본 연구는 소셜네트워킹 사이트의 고객충성도를 높이는 요인이 무엇인가를 실증적으로 밝히는데 있다. 연구모형은 세 개의 독립요인(시스템 능력, 정보 적절성, 콘텐츠 가치)과 두 개의 매개요인(사이트 매력도, e-고객만족)으로 구성되어 있다. 중국인들을 대상으로 한 실증연구 결과 정보 적절성과 콘텐츠 가치가 사이트 매력도에 직접 영향을 미치며, 이는 다시 고객만족을 통하여 고객의 충성도에 간접적으로 영향을 미치는 것으로 나타났다. 또한 사이트 매력도는 고객만족과 고객충성도에 강력한 영향을 미치는 것으로 나타났다. 구조모형에 대한 경로분석결과 사이트 매력도는 고객만족도를 높이는 중요한 매개변수임을 밝히고 있다. 본 연구에서는 소셜네트워크 사이트에서 이 매개변수들을 어떻게 하면 효과적으로 높일 것인가에 대한 다양한 시사점들을 제시하고 있다.

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