Despite the increasing popularity and growing trend of mobile social media in China, factors affecting users’ continued usage behavior remains unclear and deserves further scholarly attention. Synthesizing theories of expectation confirmation as well as uses and gratification, we advance a uses and gratification expectancy model that depicts how confirmation, perceived usability and gratification affect users’ continuance intention towards mobile social media. Empirical findings from an online survey of 247 respondents reveal that continuance intention is determined by a range of gratifications, including information sharing, media appeal and perceived enjoyment. In addition, confirmation of expectations and perceptions of usefulness gleaned through prior usage of mobile social media have significant effects on gratifications of information sharing, perceived enjoyment, social interaction, passing time and media appeal. Conversely, perceived ease of use exerts a weak impact on gratifications of media appeal and social interaction.
Gan, Chunmei and Tan, Chee-Wee, "Understanding Mobile Social Media Usage: Uses and Gratification Expectancy Model" (2017). PACIS 2017 Proceedings. 212.