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Study of the influential factors of repurchase intention and word-of-mouth intention of men in their 20's and 30's in social commerce - Focused on social commerce characteristics and consumers' personal characteristics -

소셜커머스에서 20~30대 남성의 재구매 의도와 구전 의도에 영향을 미치는 요인 연구 - 소셜커머스 특성과 소비자 개인 특성을 중심으로 -

  • Shin, Su-Yun (Dept. of Clothing Science, Seoul Women's University)
  • 신수연 (서울여자대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2016.12.07
  • Accepted : 2017.01.05
  • Published : 2017.02.28

Abstract

Social commerce is a kind of internet shopping mall in which consumers purchase the products with other consumers through mutual interactions including the development of SNS(social network service). Social commerce has expanded rapidly as a mainstream online shopping mall over the past five years driving consumers to purchase more fashion products providing the cheaper prices than open market internet shopping mall. The purpose of this study is to identify the important parameters of social commerce characteristics and consumer characteristics that affect repurchase intention and word-of-mouth intention. A 221 survey questionnaire was distributed to men in their 20's and 30's who live in Seoul metropolitan area. The data were analyzed utilizing Cronbach's ${\alpha}$, factor analysis, and regression analysis using the SPSS 18.0 program. The results revealed, first, that in terms of social commerce characteristics, three variables(website reputation, interactivity, and product scarcity) influenced repurchase intention. Among them, website reputation identified as the most important factor influencing repurchase intention and word-of-mouth intention. Second, with regard to consumer characteristics, interest and a tendency toward impulse buying affected the repurchase intention, and interest and internet shopping experience have influenced the word-of-mouth intention. Among three variables interest in social commerce identified as the key factor affecting both repurchase intention and word-of-mouth intention. The results of the study provide the practical implications and suggest the business strategies to enhance social commerce in the future by identifying the key social commerce characteristics and consumer characteristics that influence male consumers' buying behaviors.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Seoul Women's University

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