The effects of user generated content and traditional reference groups on purchase intentions of young consumers: A comparative study on electronic products



Al-Rawabdeh, Hala O, Ghadir, Hamad and Al-Abdallah, Ghaith
(2021) The effects of user generated content and traditional reference groups on purchase intentions of young consumers: A comparative study on electronic products. International Journal of Data and Network Science, 5 (4). 691 - 702.

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Abstract

<jats:p>This paper investigates the impact of post-purchase user generated content (UGC) and traditional reference groups on the purchase intentions for electronic products (e-products) among young consumers in Jordan. To achieve this, a descriptive methodology was adapted, with a quantitative approach and survey strategy utilizing a five-point Likert scale questionnaire distributed to 450 university and college students in Jordan. 400 filtered and screened copies underwent statistical analyses. SPSS version 21 was utilized to describe and analyze the data. The results revealed a strong impact of post-purchase UGC on purchase intentions of e-products among young consumers. The results also revealed that traditional reference groups have a lower significant impact on the purchase intentions of young consumers, indicating that young consumers rely on online communities more than they rely on family, friends, colleagues, and other social organizations. The findings are discussed with a view to their implications, with recommendations for future research.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 07:29
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 11:32
DOI: 10.5267/j.ijdns.2021.7.012
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3153812