Journal article

Differential responses of loyal versus habitual consumers towards mobile site personalization on privacy management

Hyunjin Kang, Wonsun Shin, Leona Tam

COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

We examine how two different underlying mechanisms of behavioral loyalty to a brand - attitudinal loyalty and habit - impact smartphone users' privacy management when they browse personalized vs. non-personalized mobile websites. The online experimental study conducted with Amazon Mechanical Turk workers (N = 73) finds different responses of attitudinal loyalty and habit towards personalization in significant three-way interactions between personalization, attitudinal loyalty, and habit on privacy disclosure and protection behaviors. When interacting with a personalized website, highly habitual consumers without high level of attitudinal loyalty disclosed the most personal information on a p..

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