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Investigating consumer unforgiveness and airlines avoidance


Yang, Lin and Tjiptono, F and Setyawan, A, Investigating consumer unforgiveness and airlines avoidance, Proceedings of the 2022 ANZMAC Reconnect & Reimagine Conference, 05-07 December 2022, Perth, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2022) [Conference Extract]

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When service failure occurs in the airline industry, passengers experience more than negative emotions when they do not forgive the offending airlines. Unforgiveness does exist and it can lead to passengers distancing themselves from and avoiding the offending airlines. The current study examines unforgiveness in more depth considering its multi-dimensionalities, and its role in passengers’ airline avoidance behaviour after service failure. An online survey was conducted with 403 respondents in several major cities in Indonesia, the fourth most populated country in the world. Structural Equation Modelling was employed, and the results highlight the significant mediating role of unforgiveness in the relationships between the key factors (i.e., service recovery and stability attribution) and the decision to avoid an airline and consumer trust of the airline. Other two important determinants including trust and alternative airline attractiveness were also shown to influence airline avoidance.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:unforgiveness, airline avoidance, travel behaviour
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Marketing
Research Field:Consumer behaviour
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Yang, Lin (Dr Lin Yang)
ID Code:154849
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2023-01-13
Last Modified:2023-01-13
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