Sport consumer flow and shopping well-being in online shopping Academic Article uri icon


  • PurposeDue to the increased growth of Internet users, the examination of compelling online shopping behavior has emerged as a vital topic in developing positive consumer behaviors. However, there is a dearth of studies into how consumers of sport merchandise in the online setting spend their time and what types of factors contribute toward their positive shopping experience. To fill this gap, the purpose of this current study is to investigate the impact and complexity of sport commerce websites by providing the precondition of flow (e.g. convenience, content, aesthetics, interactivity and customization), as well as the consequences of flow (e.g. website satisfaction and shopping well-being).Design/methodology/approachThis study examines relationships among perceived website quality, flow, web satisfaction, and shopping well-being by using structural equation modeling. This current study is based on online sport fans who have recent online shopping experiences of licensed sport products (n=331).FindingsResults of this present study show that flow plays a mediating role between perceived website quality and web satisfaction, which in turn is positively associated with consumers' shopping well-being.Originality/valueThis current study supports a mediating role of flow state in sport consumer perceptions of website quality and satisfaction; it expands existing knowledge through determining the factors that facilitate flow state and website satisfaction in online shopping. This empirical finding offers important implications regarding the function of flow as an essential factor via the optimization of website services and sport consumers' attitudes.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

author list (cited authors)

  • Paek, B., Morse, A., Kim, M., & Jung, H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Paek, Bomin||Morse, Alan||Kim, Minjung||Jung, Hoyoon

publication date

  • October 2021