Does online retail coupons and memberships create favourable psychological disposition?

Balakrishnan, Janarthanan, Foroudi, Pantea ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4000-7023 and Dwivedi, Yogesh (2020) Does online retail coupons and memberships create favourable psychological disposition? Journal of Business Research . ISSN 0148-2963 (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the impact of coupons, portal membership and peer-influence on consumer purchase and psychological actions, which is built on the theory of impulsiveness and the theory of dissonance. The study uses 2x2x2 (i.e. coupons, peer influence, complimentary coupons) factorial experimental design to investigate the proposed hypothetical model. The experiment was conducted with 364 participants. The study used a two-step structural equation modelling analysis to validate the proposed hypothetical model. The findings suggest that an increase in coupons can positively enhance the purchase actions and impulsiveness, which can later influence cognitive post purchase dissonance (CPPD) and affective post-purchase dissonance (APPD), as well as customers repurchase intention. It was also found that providing additional complimentary coupons reduces the effect of CPPD but not of the APPD. This study contributes to dissonance theory by adding APPD into the framework; moreover, the results on the coupons, memberships and peer influence will offer further insights to practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 29928
Notes on copyright: © <year>. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Pantea Foroudi
Date Deposited: 19 May 2020 08:55
Last Modified: 24 May 2020 00:01
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29928

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