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Title: How locus of control shapes intention to reuse mobile apps for making hotel reservations : evidence from chinese consumers
Authors: Fong, LHN
Lam, LW
Law, R 
Keywords: Control
UTAUT
Technology acceptance
Smartphone
Tourism
Hotel
Risk
PLS-SEM
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Tourism management, 2017, v. 61, p. 331-342 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism management 
Abstract: This study unveils the cognitive mechanism that locus of control (LOC) dimensions (internal control, chance control, and control by powerful others) predict intention to reuse mobile apps for making hotel reservations. The predictions are assumed through the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) anchors and perceived risk. Drawn from an online survey with 457 Chinese participants, results show direct positive predictions of intention to reuse from UTAUT anchors including performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, and facilitating conditions. Perceived risk also negatively predicts intention. Effort expectancy mediates the links between internal/chance control and intention, whereas perceived risk mediates only the latter link. Facilitating conditions mediate the relationship between control by powerful others and intention. This study contributes to existing research by distinguishing the mechanisms that underpin LOC dimensions and technology re-adoption. Practitioners are recommended to improve booking apps by addressing the concerns of users with different LOC.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/68778
ISSN: 0261-5177
EISSN: 1879-3193
DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.002
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