Antecedents and outcomes of brand love: the mediating role of brand loyalty

Bıçakcıoğlu N., İpek İ., Bayraktaroğlu G.

Journal of Marketing Communications, vol.24, no.8, pp.863-877, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13527266.2016.1244108
  • Journal Name: Journal of Marketing Communications
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.863-877
  • Keywords: brand experience, Brand love, brand loyalty, positive word-of-mouth, self-congruity
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


© 2016, © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.The purpose of this study was to propose and test an integrative conceptual model which incorporates experience-based (i.e. brand experience) and non-experience-based (i.e. self-congruity) antecedents and behavioural outcomes (i.e. brand loyalty and positive word-of-mouth) of brand love. The conceptual model and proposed hypotheses of the study are analysed with a sample of 361 consumers by using a structured survey as a data collection instrument. Structural equation modelling was used to examine the hypothesized linkages among the constructs. The findings of the study demonstrate strong associations between both experience-based and non-experience-based antecedents and brand love, and between brand love and its behavioural outcomes. This study also corroborates the mediating role of brand loyalty on the impact of brand love on positive word-of-mouth. This study is expected to contribute to the field of brand management by investigating the simultaneous impact of experience-based and non-experienced-based antecedents on brand love and the mediating role of brand loyalty on the association between brand love and positive word-of-mouth, which has not been addressed in the previous literature.