Hansol Hwang
Hyejoo Yang
Antonio S. Williams
and Paul M. Pedersen

The purpose of this study w as to develop a g ratification model to encompass the motivations and us age patterns involved with sport team mobile apps. The hypotheses were tested by a structural equation modeling with single-group and multiple-group (i.e., age and gender) levels. The results indicated that of the 11 motivational factors, seven (i.e., Information Seeking, Convenience, Economic Incentives, Entertainment, Fantasy, Curiosity, and Parasocial) directly influenced Continuance Intention. The findings also revealed some moderating effects—exerting the relationship between...Read more