The Influence of on-off Line Information Sources on Perceived Usefulness and Satisfaction in Exhibition and Convention : The Mediating Effects of Affective Involvement

온·오프라인 정보원천이 전시·컨벤션에서 지각된 유용성과 만족에 미치는 영향 : 감정적 관여의 매개효과

  • 구철모 (경희대학교 호텔관광대학) ;
  • 이선영 (경희대학교 호텔관광대학) ;
  • 김종철 (경희대학교 호텔관광대학) ;
  • 정남호 (경희대학교 호텔관광대학)
  • Received : 2015.03.04
  • Accepted : 2015.04.30
  • Published : 2015.06.01


Due to multiple information sources, external information search(EIS) is the key issue on smart tourism environments. EIS is more important on experiential goods such as exhibition and convention. Despite the increasing importance of EIS, very little is known about what is the more effective information source in this area. In this paper, we attempt to examine the relations of satisfaction and between both online and offline information. This research analyzes an empirical model including EIS, affective involvement, perceived usefulness, satisfaction to student visitors on exhibition experience. Hence, six hypotheses are developed to test the relations of EIS and satisfaction using the mediating effects of affective involvement. Specifically, we developed a research model by employing the Uses and Gratification(U&G) framework and tested it to understand how student visitors' involvement and satisfaction might be changed according to EIS. Survey data was collected from 203 student visitors on "2014 Expo KCCE" was used to test the model using structural equation modeling. The implications of our empirical findings for both research and practice are discussed.


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