• RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BENEFITS AND THE OBTAINING OF ENGAGEMENT OF THE USERS IN THE COMMUNICATION OF THE SOCIAL NETWORKS OF THE HOTEL SECTOR

    Editor(s):
    Alicia López Mendoza (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    engagement, social networks – communication – hotel sector – users
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/16pf-xx54
    Abstract:
    With the growing power of online consumers and the increased penetration of the internet around the world, online brand communities have formed an important communication platform between companies and consumers. These social media have offered consumers the opportunity to share opinions, recommendations and experiences through comments, images or videos with other users, which can be read and commented among them. In this way, this research intends to analyze if the perceived benefits are related to the obtaining of commitment or engagement on the part of the users in the social networks of the hotels. For this, a quantitative analysis has been carried out by means of a questionnaire addressed to the followers of the social networks of hotels or hotel chains. Thus, 4 hypotheses have been proposed to analyze whether the 4 identified benefits (functional, socio-psychological, hedonic and monetary benefits) are directly related to the 4 variables identified in the engagement (user participation, trust, affective commitment and loyalty), being able to contrast so if the benefits perceived by users in these social networks caused an increase in the 4 variables of engagement. The results specify a positive link of the socio-psychological and hedonic benefits perceived by the user with a greater engagement, however, there is more discrepancy in the functional benefits and, above all, to highlight the scarce transcendence of the monetary benefit to achieve a greater commitment with the users.
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    Published
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    4 years ago
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