The Antecedents of Revisit Intention in Medical Businesses

NAGİHAN ÇAKMAKOĞLU ARICI, EVREN GÜÇER
2018 İşletme Araştırmaları Dergisi  
This study investigates the relationship between electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) and revisit intention of the medical tourists by focusing on the mediating role of brand trust. The Commitment Trust Theory was taken as the theoretical background of this study which posits relationship commitment and trust as key elements within a successful relationship. Having utilized data from 388 domestic medical tourists via a survey in Antalya, Turkey, it was concluded that eWOM has positive and
more » ... tive and significant influences on revisit intention. In addition, Structural Equation Modelling has shown that brand trust mediates the indirect effect of eWOM on revisit intention. This study concludes with discussion of empirical findings followed by practical implications, limitations and future directions.
doi:10.20491/isarder.2018.453 fatcat:54ktfpbblzbnvj55vvwrfuc4jy