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Effect of Negative Customer Experience and Negative Confirmation on Electronic - Word of Mouth : A Case of Food Delivery Apps in India


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1 Associate Professor (Corresponding Author), Chandigarh University, NH-05, Ludhiana - Chandigarh, State Hwy, Mohali - 140 413, Punjab, India
2 Associate Professor, Chandigarh University, NH-05, Ludhiana – Chandigarh State Hwy, Mohali - 140 413, Punjab, India
3 Assistant Professor, Chandigarh University, NH-05, Ludhiana – Chandigarh State Hwy, Mohali - 140 413, Punjab, India
     

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Purpose : The present study explored a broad customer experience-disconfirmation-engagement framework by testing the effect of negative customer experience and negative confirmation on electronic word of mouth using customer engagement. The fact that negatively valenced customer engagement was seldom tested in such frameworks induced us to explore its effects.

Methodology : Data were collected from 329 respondents against “negative customer experience,” “negative confirmation,” “negative customer engagement,” and “negative electronic word of mouth.” A two-step methodology was used wherein the measurement model was evaluated with the help of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). After that, the proposed model was tested using structural equation modeling (SEM) using IBM SPSS AMOS 22.0. Bootstrapping was used to test the mediation effect.

Findings : We found that negative customer experience and disconfirmation significantly affected negative customer engagement, which in turn significantly affected electronic word of mouth. The results also showed that negative customer engagement mediated between both negative disconfirmation and electronic word of mouth and negative customer experience and electronic word of mouth.

Practical Implications : It was recommended that service managers should fill voids that pertain to the link between negative customer engagement and what may come thereafter. It would reduce the number of brand switchovers and lessen the dilution of service value.

Originality : It investigated how negative customer engagement occurs in online service relationships, a construct that has never been employed in the customer confirmation–customer experience–word-of-mouth paradigm.


Keywords

Negative Customer Experience, Negative Disconfirmation, Negative Customer Engagement, Electronic Word of Mouth, Service Value.

Paper Submission Date : September 5, 2022 ; Paper sent back for Revision : May 20, 2023 ; Paper Acceptance Date : June 15, 2023 ; Paper Published Online : November 15, 2023

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Authors

Pardeep Bawa Sharma
Associate Professor (Corresponding Author), Chandigarh University, NH-05, Ludhiana - Chandigarh, State Hwy, Mohali - 140 413, Punjab, India
Rasna Pathak
Associate Professor, Chandigarh University, NH-05, Ludhiana – Chandigarh State Hwy, Mohali - 140 413, Punjab, India
Diksha Ahuja
Assistant Professor, Chandigarh University, NH-05, Ludhiana – Chandigarh State Hwy, Mohali - 140 413, Punjab, India

Abstract


Purpose : The present study explored a broad customer experience-disconfirmation-engagement framework by testing the effect of negative customer experience and negative confirmation on electronic word of mouth using customer engagement. The fact that negatively valenced customer engagement was seldom tested in such frameworks induced us to explore its effects.

Methodology : Data were collected from 329 respondents against “negative customer experience,” “negative confirmation,” “negative customer engagement,” and “negative electronic word of mouth.” A two-step methodology was used wherein the measurement model was evaluated with the help of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). After that, the proposed model was tested using structural equation modeling (SEM) using IBM SPSS AMOS 22.0. Bootstrapping was used to test the mediation effect.

Findings : We found that negative customer experience and disconfirmation significantly affected negative customer engagement, which in turn significantly affected electronic word of mouth. The results also showed that negative customer engagement mediated between both negative disconfirmation and electronic word of mouth and negative customer experience and electronic word of mouth.

Practical Implications : It was recommended that service managers should fill voids that pertain to the link between negative customer engagement and what may come thereafter. It would reduce the number of brand switchovers and lessen the dilution of service value.

Originality : It investigated how negative customer engagement occurs in online service relationships, a construct that has never been employed in the customer confirmation–customer experience–word-of-mouth paradigm.


Keywords


Negative Customer Experience, Negative Disconfirmation, Negative Customer Engagement, Electronic Word of Mouth, Service Value.

Paper Submission Date : September 5, 2022 ; Paper sent back for Revision : May 20, 2023 ; Paper Acceptance Date : June 15, 2023 ; Paper Published Online : November 15, 2023




DOI: https://doi.org/10.17010/ijom%2F2023%2Fv53%2Fi11%2F170523