|Title:||Applying the Push-Pull Mooring to Explore Consumers' Shift from Physical to Online Purchases of Face Masks||Authors:||Yu, Sung-Wen
|Keywords:||push-pull-mooring;face masks;COVID-19;perceived risk||Issue Date:||1-Dec-2022||Publisher:||MDPI||Journal Volume:||10||Journal Issue:||24||Source:||MATHEMATICS||Abstract:||
In response to the emergency management caused by COVID-19, Taiwan began to impose a name-based rationing system for the purchase of face masks by having consumers visit physical stores and preorder them online. By doing so, the risk of face mask shortages caused by panic buying was reduced. To understand consumers' willingness to switch from buying face masks at physical stores to preordering them online, we used a push-pull-mooring (PPM) model to measure related dimensions. We administered an online questionnaire survey and collected 233 valid responses. In the present study, perceived risk (including time risk, psychological risk and social risk) was treated as a second-order formative indicator, while pull effect was measured by the variables of critical mass and alternative attraction. Mooring effect was measured by switching cost. Through structural equation modeling (SEM), perceived risk, as well as critical mass and alternative attraction, had a significant effect on switching intention, while switching cost had no significant relationship with switching intention. This study investigated whether perceived risk (time risk, psychological risk and social risk), critical mass, alternative attraction and switching cost can serve as references for purchase behaviors amid future emergency management, through the prism of population migration theory, and proposed recommendations for their promotion and implementation.
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