The moderating role of website familiarity in the relationships between e-service quality, e-satisfaction and e-loyalty
Abubakar, Abubakar Mohammed
Kaya, Ömer Sami
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Intense competition drives e-tailers to search for radically new ways to maintain and increase their market share. Drawing on Bagozzi’s (1992) appraisal → affective response → behavior framework, this study highlights the need, and develops a framework for customer e-loyalty and website familiarity for e-tailer. The purpose of this study is to investigate the moderating role of website familiarity in the relationships between e-service quality, e-satisfaction and e-loyalty in the context of an emerging economy, Turkey. The survey data were obtained using a judgmental sampling technique and analyzed through structural equation modeling. The findings show that website familiarity has a significant positive moderating effect on the relationship between e-satisfaction and e-loyalty, while e-service quality positively affects e-loyalty directly and indirectly through e-satisfaction. Implications for research and practice are discussed.