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Online consumers build trust with online merchants through real-time interaction function

by Lifu Li a,*
a
School of Professional Practice and Leadership University of Technology Sydney 15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
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JIE  2024, 17; 1(4), 17; https://doi.org/10.58567/jie01040002
Received: 14 December 2023 / Accepted: 26 December 2023 / Published: 8 January 2024

Abstract

Given the rapid development of live streaming commerce in China, this study focuses on the interactivity and sociability of live streaming shopping activities and explores online consumers’ real-time interaction intentions and trust-building behaviours with online merchants. To discover the real-time interaction between online consumers and online merchants, this study builds a research model based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). Through the data analysis based on the partial least squares path modelling and variance-based structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM), the key findings state that, three factors, including attitude, subject norm, and perceived control, positively affect online consumers’ real-time interaction intentions and lead them to build trust with online merchants. Meanwhile, control variables, including gender, age, and educational background, demonstrate insignificant effects across the model. Unlike existing literature, the current study pays much attention to the interactive characteristics of live streaming shopping activities and can provide some valuable suggestions both for online consumers and online merchants, which can promote the co-development of the commercial and social aspects of live streaming platforms.


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