Adoption and non-adoption motivational risk beliefs in the use of mobile services for health promotion

Mihail Cocosila, Ofir Turel

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to validate empirically a theoretical model that integrates an innovative construct capturing consumers’ non-adoption risk belief associated with not using a mobile service designed to support them in a non-leisure activity. Design/methodology/approach: A theoretical model contrasting perceived non-adoption risk to perceived adoption risk of a mobile service supporting health promotion was developed and tested with a sample of potential consumers in North America. Findings: Results show that non-adoption risk is a moderately strong antecedent of motivational factors in contrast to adoption risk that hinders the acceptance of a mobile service supporting health promotion. Research limitations/implications: Healthcare is a highly sensitive social sector, so possible negative consequences of not using the support of a mobile service are an additional motivation for adopting this service. Future research should test the role of non-adoption risk in other contexts of technology use, including non-leisure settings. Practical implications: Making potential users see the possible negative consequences of not using a mobile service designed to support them in a non-leisure activity increases their motivation and, subsequently, intention to use the service. Social implications: Educational efforts to making consumers see the risks of not using a supporting technology application appear to be justified. Originality/value: This study demonstrates the significant role of non-adoption risk belief that captures the negative consequences individuals may perceive if they fail to use as expected a mobile service application designed specifically to help them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-869
Number of pages24
JournalInternet Research
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep. 2019

Keywords

  • Information technology
  • Perceptions

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