Proposing the Multi-Motive Information Systems Continuance Model (MISC) to Better Explain End-User System Evaluations and Continuance Intentions

Journal of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 16(7), pp. 515-579

81 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2014 Last revised: 1 Aug 2015

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Paul Benjamin Lowry

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business

James Gaskin

Brigham Young University - Marriott School; Case Western Reserve University - Department of Information Systems

Gregory D Moody

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - College of Business

Date Written: July 31, 2015

Abstract

Information system designers must consider the influence of users’ intrinsic motivations, in addition to commonly studied extrinsic motivations, to ensure that users will want to continue using the system. In an attempt to acknowledge this need, several studies have extended models of extrinsic motivation to include intrinsic variables. However, these studies largely downplay the role of users’ intrinsic motivations in predicting system use and how this role differs from the role of extrinsic motivation. The role of met or unmet expectations, as a result of system use, is often left out of extant models, and their function as co-creators in user evaluations has not been sufficiently explained. This area remains understudied even though expectations are a firmly established consequence of motivations and an antecedent of interaction evaluations. This paper addresses these gaps by developing and testing a comprehensive model — the Multi-motive Information Systems Continuance Model (MISC) — that (a) explains more accurately and thoroughly the roles of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, (b) explains how the fulfillment of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations affects system use outcome variables differently through met expectations, and (c) accounts for the effects of key design constructs.

Keywords: Expectations, Intrinsic Motivations, Extrinsic Motivations, Hedonic Motivations, Disconfirmation, Continuance, User Beliefs, Satisfaction, Hedonics, Gaming, Utilitarian Systems, Design Aesthetics, Ease-of-use, Usefulness, Design-expectations Fit

Suggested Citation

Lowry, Paul Benjamin and Gaskin, James and Moody, Gregory Daniel, Proposing the Multi-Motive Information Systems Continuance Model (MISC) to Better Explain End-User System Evaluations and Continuance Intentions (July 31, 2015). Journal of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 16(7), pp. 515-579. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2534937

Paul Benjamin Lowry (Contact Author)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business ( email )

1016 Pamplin Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

James Gaskin

Brigham Young University - Marriott School ( email )

United States

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Information Systems ( email )

United States

Gregory Daniel Moody

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - College of Business ( email )

United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://faculty.unlv.edu/wpmu/gmoody/

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