|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|466936||1364775||2017||13 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود کنید|
• Snapchat is used for passing time, sharing problems, and social knowledge.
• Instagram is used for showing affection, following fashion, and sociability.
• Twitter users had highest brand community identification and membership intention.
• Instagram users had highest brand community engagement and commitment.
• Social comparison, trust, tie strength, and network homophily are moderators.
Applying uses and gratifications theory (UGT), this study examined consumers’ use of one of four social networking sites (SNSs): Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat, for following brands, and their influence on brand community-related outcomes. Results (N = 297) indicated Snapchat users scored highest for passing time, sharing problems, and improving social knowledge, while Instagram users scored highest for showing affection, following fashion, and demonstrating sociability. Twitter users had highest brand community identification and membership intention, while Instagram users had highest brand community engagement and commitment. Attention to social comparison, SNS trust, tie strength, and homophily also significantly moderated the relationship between frequent use of each SNS to follow brands, and brand community-related outcomes. Implications for future research on SNS users’ goal-directed consumption behaviors are discussed.
Journal: Telematics and Informatics - Volume 34, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 412–424