Factors affecting consumer stickiness to continue using mobile applications

I. Chan Fang, Shih Chieh Fang

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According to a recent survey, more than half of all such apps are rarely been downloaded. This study thus examines consumer stickiness to continue to use mobile apps, using the post-acceptance model of information system continuance and technology acceptance model. With regard to the factors that may influence app usage, both intrinsic factors (perceived playfulness and compatibility) and extrinsic ones (subjective norm) are also examined. A total of 390 valid questionnaires were analysed. The results indicated that 'satisfaction' was the major cause of continuance intention, and that this was positively influenced by perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PEOU). Moreover, continued usage intention was positively affected by subjective norms, compatibility, perceived playfulness, PU, and PEOU. This study concludes that consumers favour mobile apps with useful functions and easy to use designs, and also make some suggestions for the future direction of mobile app development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-453
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Mobile Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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