Document Type

Conference Paper

Department/Unit

Department of Finance and Decision Sciences

Title

Factors Affecting Users’ Intention to Continue Using Virtual Community

Language

English

Abstract

A research model of individual users' continuance intention to use virtual communities is proposed and empirically examined in this study. To test this model, an online survey was conducted among users of a web-based Bulletin Board System sponsored by a local university in mainland China. Consistent with prior information systems continuance studies, the results showed that satisfaction was the most salient determinant of continuance intention to participate in the virtual community while sense of belonging had a significant but weaker influence on it. Contrary to the proposed hypotheses, only positive disconfirmations of purposive value and entertainment value significantly affected user satisfaction. Implications for both researchers and practitioners are discussed. © 2007 IEEE.

Publication Date

2007

Source Publication Title

Proceedings of the IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC 07) and Enterprise-Computing E-Commerce and E-Services

Conference Location

Tokyo

Publisher

IEEE

DOI

10.1109/CEC-EEE.2007.50

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC-EEE.2007.50

ISBN (print)

0-7695-2913-5

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