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The Relationship between the Technology-Based Self-Service Convenience Orientation Factor and Convenience in Retail Stores

  • Yang, Hee-Jin;Lee, Soo-Hyung;Shim, Kyu-Yeol;Youn, Myoung-Kil
    • The Journal of Distribution Science
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    • v.12 no.10
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    • pp.11-17
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    • 2014
  • Purpose - The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship that is found to exist between the technology-based self-service convenience orientation factor and the factors of convenience and quality. Research design, data, and methodology - The questionnaire was developed by using the modified and supplementary questions that were examined in previous studies. We used the SPSS/PC 18.0 and lisrel 8.3 statistical packages to analyze the results of the research. For validating the research hypothesis and structural relationship of the research model, path analysis was used in this study. Results - The ease of use exerted a significant influence on the four dimensions. Information had a significant influence on transaction, benefit, and post-benefit convenience. Control had a significant influence on five dimensions. Conclusions - This study suggests that technology-based self-service convenience is classified into five multi-dimensional levels. Further, the study reveals that control, ease of use, and information are important variables in order to increase convenience. Therefore, for improving technology-based self-service convenience, it is important to improve the control, ease of use, and information variables.

Relationship between Home Meal Replacement Use and Eating Habits in Korean Adults in their 20~30s (한국 20~30대 성인에 있어 가정간편식의 이용실태와 식습관과의 관련성)

  • Park, Eun-Sun;Kim, Mi-Hyun;Choi, Mi-Kyeong
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.25 no.4
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    • pp.269-280
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    • 2019
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between HMR use and eating habits in young Korean adults. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 575 adults (232 men, 343 women) in their 20s and 30s in Korea. Their use of HMRs (classified as ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, and fresh convenience foods) and eating habits were surveyed. The main reasons for HMR use by men and women were convenience (54.7%, 64.4%) and promptness (24.2%, 24.2%), respectively. The most frequent place for HMR purchase was a convenience store (74.1% and 65.0%, respectively). Regarding the frequency of HMR use, 1~2 times a week was the highest for ready-to-eat (40.9%) and ready-to-cook (30.1%), while no eating was the highest for fresh convenience foods (41.0%). HMR preference was the highest (3.8 out of 5 on a 5-point scale) for ready-to-eat, followed by ready-to-cook (3.3 points) and fresh convenience foods (3.3 points). The use frequency and preference of total HMRs, ready-to-eat foods, and ready-to-eat foods were positively correlated with unfavorable eating habits, including unbalanced eating, overeating, salty eating, spicy eating, skipping, and irregular meals. However, fresh convenience foods showed negative correlations with unbalanced eating, overeating, and salty eating. The use frequency and preference of total HMRs, ready-to-eat foods, and ready-to-cook foods were positively correlated with undesirable eating habits. However, fresh convenience food showed a negative correlation with eating habits such as unbalanced, overeating, and salty eating. These results should be considered for favorable food production and consumer guidance to promote healthy food choices.

Evaluations of Convenience of Use and Image Preference of Bicycles to Develop Electric Bikes

  • Ko Young-Jun
    • Archives of design research
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    • v.19 no.3
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    • pp.19-30
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    • 2006
  • This study was carried out to present design guidelines for developing electric bikes which could be used for more users regardless of gender and age. Through a survey with 336 male and female respondents in Seoul aged between 10s and 70 years or older, the convenience of bicycle use and image preference by gender and age were investigated. To evaluate convenience of bicycle use, the 7 principles of universal design made by Universal Design Center were customized to fit for accessing bicycles. The following are results of statistical analysis on 301 valid data: (1) of the 7 principles, conventional bicycles were identified to be the most inconvenient in principle 6(low physical effort), followed by in principle 5(tolerance for error) and 7(size and space for approach and use). Women appeared to feel more inconvenience than men in all evaluation criteria while using bicycles. The relation between the convenience of use and users' age was not identified. (2) Preferred images by bicycle users turned out to be those of 'simple' and 'light.' By gender, male preferred more 'technical' and 'dynamic' images than female. By age, users in their 10s-20s preferred more 'individual' image than 70 years or older.

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The Effect of Security Risk, Convenience and Social Influence on Internet Banking Use (보안위험, 편리성, 사회적 영향이 인터넷 뱅킹 사용에 미치는 효과 - 계좌이체와 잔액조회 서비스의 비교)

  • Lee Woong-Kyu
    • The Journal of Information Systems
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.1-23
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    • 2005
  • Theoretically, both of fund transfer and balance inquiry which are typical Internet banking services are influenced by the beliefs on the use of Internet banking such as perceived risk and convenience, which have been shown as in the other studies. However, the use of fund transfer can be more sensitive than that of balance inquiry by the beliefs on Internet banking use since the former is not only more risk involved but also more complicated in using than the latter. The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between the use of two Internet banking services-fund transfer and balance inquiry-and the beliefs on Internet banking use-security risk, convenience and social Influence. For this purpose, we provide the research model for explaining the difference between balance inquiry and fund transfer in the degree of influencing by security risk, convenience and social influence and test it empirically by collecting data from surveying for 206 internet banking users. In result, we show validity of the suggested model by Partial Least Square(PLS) approach.

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Survey of Preference and Present Use of Convenience Foods for North Korean Refugees (새터민들의 편의식품에 대한 선호도와 이용현황에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Eun-Jung;Kim, Eun-Mi
    • Culinary science and hospitality research
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    • v.20 no.6
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    • pp.147-158
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    • 2014
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the preference and present use condition of convenience foods for North Korean refugees in South Korea. Questionnaires were completed by 211 North Korean refugees and data was analyzed with SPSS software. The preference for convenience foods of half of the questionnaires was investigated as 'moderate'. More than half of the North Korean refugees enjoy eating the convenience foods. They enjoy them as a snack. The reason to eat convenience foods is due to the convenience(n=122, 57.8%), and taste(n=42, 10.0%). North Korean refugees under the age of 29 years think the fastfood is good due to the convenience and taste. The longer the period of residence in South Korea, the less they enjoy convenience foods. The reason to choose the convenience foods is 'good for health', 'convenient', 'exotic', and 'economical'. The results suggest that it is necessary to educate people to buy reasonably by understanding the relationship between the convenience foods and health.

A Study on the Effects of Ubiquitous User Satisfaction;Strategy for Ubiquitous System Venture Company (유비쿼터스 시스템 사용자 만족에 미치는 영향 요인에 관한 연구;유비쿼터스 시스템 벤처기업을 위한 전략)

  • Ku, Gyo-Bong;Ham, Yoon-Sang
    • Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.71-90
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    • 2006
  • This paper is purpose to research system use, ubiquitous convenience considering ubiquitous system and system use, ubiquitous convenience considering user satisfaction. In this study system use was signification influenced by system quality, instantly connectivity, and user satisfaction use was signification influenced by system quality, information quality. But system use was not signification influenced by information quality, service quality and ubiquitous convenience was not signification influenced by service quality, instantly connectivity.

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The Effects of Webtoon User's Perceived Usability and Interactivity on Service Satisfaction and Willingness to Pay (웹툰 서비스의 사용편리성과 상호작용적 행위가 서비스 만족과 지불의사에 미치는 영향)

  • Chae, Jung-Hwa;Han, Chang-Wan;Lee, Yeong-Ju
    • Cartoon and Animation Studies
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    • pp.259-286
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    • 2015
  • This study investigates the effect of the motivation to use webtoon and the convenience of use(the character of the webtoon service) on the interactivity, and then examines how the interactivity affect the webtoon user's satisfaction and willingness to pay. Using factor analysis, this study found two motivations to use webtoon including 'information acquisition', 'entertainment and easiness of access'. These motivations have an influence on the interaction of the content and Webtoon's user and of Webtoon's users. The motivation of the entertainment and easiness of access is more influential to user's interactivity. The convenience of use is divided two types that are the convenience of the searching information and service. The convenience of webtoon service has positive influence of two types of interaction. The last results find that webtoon user's satisfaction is influenced by gender, the convenience of the searching information and using service. The satisfaction of the female user is higher than man. The more convenience of use is, the more satisfaction of users will be. Willingness to pay is influenced by age, the convenience of webtoon service, and the user's interactivity. The older users are, the more convenience of webtoon service is, and the more the user's interactivity, the higher willing to pay will get. The implications of the findings are discussed in terms of the way to change the profit structure of webtoon service and suggest to increase the interactivity in webtoon service.

The Effects of u-Learning Systems Characteristics on Perceived Interactivity and Learning Performance (u-Learning 시스템 속성이 지각된 상호작용성 및 학습성과에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee, Dong-Man;Lee, Sang-Hee
    • The Journal of Information Systems
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.117-152
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    • 2012
  • The purpose of this study was to identify the negative factors affecting personnel u-Learning acceptance and to analyze the interrelation among the factors in this research model. The two independent variables avoidable convenience and reliant convenience, based on pilot test results, and learning performance and perceived interactivity, based on the relevant literature, are used to examine the research model. The research problem was tested with data collected from 577 respondents in 23 universities. This study developed and empirically analyzed a model representing the relationship by using the Structural Equation Model. The major findings of this study are, firstly, that the higher reliant convenience is negatively affecting the degree of system use and learner’s satisfaction, whereas avoidable convenience is only affecting the learner’s satisfaction. Secondly, the higher learning performance and stronger perceived interactivity affects the degree of system use as well as learner’s satisfaction. Finally, the degree of system use affects the learner’s satisfaction.

A Comparative Study on Direct Bank Services between South Korea and China: Putting Emphasis on Service Convenience and Social Influence (인터넷전문은행 서비스의 한중 비교연구: 서비스의 편리성과 사회적 영향 요인을 중심으로)

  • Joo, Jaehun;Yu, Jiatong
    • The Journal of Information Systems
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.17-39
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    • 2019
  • Purpose The purpose of the present study is to analyze the factors influencing the intention to use direct bank continuously from the perspective of service rather than technology. Hygiene factors including economic benefits, privacy, and unverified risks, and convenience of service as a motivator were considered as user's satisfaction. A research model integrating the relationships among user's satisfaction, its determinants, social influence, and continuous intention to use direct banks was proposed. Design/methodology/approach Structural equation modelling for validating the research model was employed. 253 valid data were collected from users of direct bank service in South Korea and China, and used to test six hypotheses. Findings User's satisfaction and social influence were determinants of continuous use intention of direct bank. Convenience of service as a motivator has a significant influence on service satisfaction, while economic benefits, privacy, and unverified risks as hygiene factors have no significant influence on the continuous intention. Managers of direct banks need to implement service differentiation strategies to gain customers' loyalty. Also they seek to find the determinants of social influence. The present study confirmed that there is a big difference between Korea and China in terms of factors affecting the continuous intention to use direct bank.

Structural relations of convenience food satisfaction and quality of life according to dietary style -Focusing on singles in metropolitan area of Korea-

  • Kim, Boram;Joo, Nami
    • Nutrition Research and Practice
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    • v.8 no.5
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    • pp.564-570
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    • 2014
  • BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although the issues of singles' dietary style and quality of life are becoming important due to the increasing number of singles with economic power, little research has been conducted to date on singles' use of convenience food and quality of life in relation to their dietary style. Thus, the present study intends to provide basic data to improve the quality of life by determining the current status of the use of convenience food and explicating its relationship with quality of life through analyzing the dietary lifestyles of the singles. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The targets of this study were singles, identified as adults between the ages of 25 and 54, living alone, either legally or in actuality having no partner. A statistical analysis of 208 surveys from Seoul, respectively, was conducted using SPSS12.0 for Windows and SEM using AMOS 5.0 statistics package. RESULTS: The convenience-oriented was shown to have a significant positive effect on convenience food satisfaction. HMR satisfaction was found to have a significant effect on positive psychological satisfaction and the convenience-oriented was found to have a significant negative effect on all aspects of quality of life satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: There must be persistent development of food industries considering the distinctive characteristics of the lives of singles in order to satisfy their needs and improve the quality of their lives.