Title: Assessing the factors influencing continued use of online-food-delivery services and the impact on health: a multi-group analysis

Authors: Arghya Ray; Pradip Kumar Bala; Rashmi Jain

Addresses: Management Information System and Analytics, International Management Institute Kolkata, 2/4C Judges Court Road, Alipore. Kolkata – 700027, India ' Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, 5th Floor, Suchana Bhawan, Audrey House Campus, Jharkhand, 834008, India ' Department of Information Management and Business Analytics, Feliciano School of Business, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

Abstract: Online-food-delivery (OFD) services among consumers have not only revolutionised the food industry but have also impacted the lifestyle of individuals. The purpose of this study is to empirically explore the factors that affect the use of OFDs, and the influence of continued use of OFDs on consumer's food consumption pattern and health concerns. A mixed-method approach was considered, comprising of qualitative interviews of 12 OFD users and later a quantitative cross-sectional survey of 292 Gen Y OFD users from India. The findings suggest a significant association between emotional values, conditional values, monetary values and health consciousness on intention. Additionally, there is also a notable positive influence of continuance intention on changing-food-consumption-pattern and health issues. A multi-group analysis was also conducted to assess the varying impact of the variables when compared among different groups (place-of-stay, gender, and occupation). This study concludes with the research implications, limitations and future scope.

Keywords: changing food consumption pattern; CFCP; fast food consumption; health consciousness; health concerns; online-food-delivery; OFD; perceived values.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2023.131281

International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2023 Vol.45 No.1, pp.1 - 36

Accepted: 21 Jan 2021
Published online: 06 Jun 2023 *

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