Investigating The Measurement of Consumers’ Electronic Word-of-Mouth (E-WOM), Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motives, and Satisfaction of Islamic Insurance (Takaful)

  • Norazah Mohd Suki, Norbayah Mohd Suki
  • Jurnal Komunikasi Malaysian Journal of Communication, June 2019, Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM Press)
  • DOI: 10.17576/jkmjc-2019-3502-26

What is it about?

The Islamic Insurance (Takaful) industry has been established in Malaysia since the 80s yet people, even Muslims, prefer to choose conventional insurance which has caused the growth of the Takaful industry to be lower than conventional insurance. The reason being that consumers receive minimal electronic word-of-mouth (E-WOM) information in regard to Takaful. Hence, the aim of this research is to investigate the measurement of consumers’ E-WOM, intrinsic and extrinsic motives, and satisfaction of Takaful.

Why is it important?

Statement “I write comments on customer reviews about Takaful because of incentives I receive (e.g. cyber money” had the highest factor loading, inferring the most important item rated among respondents. This is followed by the statement “I write comments on customer reviews about Takaful because I can get discount coupons/rebates on my monthly savings in Takaful”, and the statement “I write comments on customer reviews about Takaful because I receive a reward for my writing”. These statements were derived from extrinsic motives factor. This study adds to the extant literature on E-WOM and Islamic consumer behaviour by developing vigorous measures. Results transport a vibrant viewpoint for companies to identify elements of consumers’ E-WOM, intrinsic and extrinsic motives, and satisfaction related to Takaful.

Perspectives

Professor Dr Norazah Mohd Suki
Universiti Utara Malaysia

Statement “I write comments on customer reviews about Takaful because of incentives I receive (e.g. cyber money” had the highest factor loading, inferring the most important item rated among respondents. This is followed by the statement “I write comments on customer reviews about Takaful because I can get discount coupons/rebates on my monthly savings in Takaful”, and the statement “I write comments on customer reviews about Takaful because I receive a reward for my writing”. These statements were derived from extrinsic motives factor. This study adds to the extant literature on E-WOM and Islamic consumer behaviour by developing vigorous measures. Results transport a vibrant viewpoint for companies to identify elements of consumers’ E-WOM, intrinsic and extrinsic motives, and satisfaction related to Takaful.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17576/jkmjc-2019-3502-26

The following have contributed to this page: Professor Dr Norazah Mohd Suki and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norbayah Mohd Suki