Health consumers’ social media adoption behaviours: evidence from Australia

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Abstract

Social media is contributing to the beginning of a paradigm shift emerging in the healthcare sector. Despite social media’s growing popularity, empirical research on the social media adoption behaviours of health consumers is limited. Using the Technology Acceptance Framework, this research investigates the underlying drivers affecting health consumers’ social media usage and acceptance behaviours. A cross-sectional survey of 265 health consumers was conducted. Findings reveal that perceived ease of use, information quality, privacy threats, social influence and self-efficacy influence health consumers’ social media adoption behaviours. The study shows there is a promising future for social media applications in healthcare. Health service providers need to be proactive in promoting social to harness the potential benefits of social media usage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1244-1244
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event33rd Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference : Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems: The Challenges Facing Management Research and Practice - Pullman Cairns International , Cairns, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20196 Dec 2019
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Conference33rd Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period3/12/196/12/19
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Khan, I., Saleh, A., Johns, R., & Quazi, A. M. (2019). Health consumers’ social media adoption behaviours: evidence from Australia. 1244-1244. Abstract from 33rd Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference , Cairns, Australia.