A systematic literature review and future research agenda for the gratification discrepancies approach

Shahab, Hamza and Mohd Ghazali, Ezlika and Mohtar, Mozard (2022) A systematic literature review and future research agenda for the gratification discrepancies approach. Contemporary Management Research, 18 (1). 1 – 33. ISSN 1813-5498, DOI https://doi.org/10.7903/cmr.21583.

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Uses and gratifications theory helps in studying the underlying needs for using media that lead to positive behavioral intention and satisfaction. One of its approaches is gratification discrepancies (i.e., the difference between gratifications obtained and gratifications sought GO-GS) helps to explore the gratifications of using media and the results obtained after using media. The GO-GS approach provides an opportunity to collect the data two times, both before and after the usage of media. Several researchers have suggested this approach as a suitable method for investigating attitudinal change, beliefs, satisfaction, and behavioral intentions. Despite the importance of the GO-GS approach, there is a lack of systematic literature review to summarize the developments in academic literature related to GO-GS. Therefore, this review addresses this gap by assessing the articles using the GO-GS approach published from 1979–2020. A research string was developed using Boolean operators to search the literature. A total of 4,184 articles were considered for the initial screening, but only 23 articles met the inclusion criteria. These articles were critically analyzed, and seven main realms are proposed, grounded in developments in the literature, such as research context, regions of research, media, gratifications, consumer behavior, other theories or models, and different conceptualizations to study gratification discrepancies. © 2022 Authors. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gratifications sought and obtained (GO-GS); Systematic literature review (SLR); Theory-based review; Uses and gratifications theory (U&G)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics > Dept of Marketing
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 02:37
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 02:37
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/44048

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