The effect of affective and normative commitment on helping behaviour in different online contexts

South African Journal of Information Management


 
 
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Title The effect of affective and normative commitment on helping behaviour in different online contexts
 
Creator Bothma, Mia
 
Subject — affective commitment; normative commitment; online communities; online retailing; relationship marketing.
Description Background: Despite the benefits provided by online communities and online retailing, administrators and managers are faced with several challenges to successfully manage these platforms. Helping behaviours may assist to overcome these challenges; however, knowledge about this construct in different online environments is limited.Objectives: To investigate the influence of affective and normative commitment on helping behaviour within non-commercial and commercial online environments.Method: Data were collected through online questionnaires. The sample included residential online community members who actively participated in the community during the last 12 months (non-commercial sample) or had made an online purchase during the last 12 months (commercial sample). Non-probability sampling was used and the data analysis included descriptive statistics using SPSS and structural equation modelling using Mplus software.Results: In both online environments, affective commitment positively influenced the helping behaviours of online community members and online customers; however, the relationship between normative commitment and helping behaviour was only significant for the non-commercial online environment. Informational support, satisfaction and subjective norm were confirmed as antecedents of affective and normative commitment for both online environments.Conclusion: Affectively committed online community members and online retail customers are likely to perform helping behaviours and will become affectively and normatively committed when the community and online retailer provide satisfactory service to the members and customers. Online community members who are normatively committed will help fellow members to use the service of the online community; and should online community members and online customers experience subjective norm, they will become normatively committed.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-10-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajim.v22i1.1190
 
Source SA Journal of Information Management; Vol 22, No 1 (2020); 9 pages 1560-683X 2078-1865
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajim.co.za/index.php/sajim/article/view/1190/1796 https://sajim.co.za/index.php/sajim/article/view/1190/1795 https://sajim.co.za/index.php/sajim/article/view/1190/1797 https://sajim.co.za/index.php/sajim/article/view/1190/1794
 
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