Universalism values on sharing accommodation among domestic Gen Z tourists in China: The moderating effects of ICT use habit


  • Xinzheng Qi Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam
  • Aslinda Mohd Shahril Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam




As part of a broader set of sharing economy practices, sharing accommodation has grown enormously in recent years. There is growing acceptance of sharing accommodation as a pathway for responsible tourism which is coincided with universalism value. Taking Gen Z adults as the research target, this study explored the effect of universalism personal value on tourists’ attitudes and behavior intentions regarding choice of sharing accommodation product in Chinese context. Additionally, moderating effects of habit of ICT use were tested to observe whether it strengthened the influence of universalism personal value on tourists’ attitudes. This is a quantitative research with online questionnaires were distributed to the respondents to obtain the information. To examine the relationship, the analysis was done using SPSS and AMOS for empirical analysis. The findings showed that for Chinese Gen Z adult tourists, universalism-concern personal value positively related to the tourists’ attitude to sharing accommodation, and the tourists’ attitude also has a significant effect on sharing accommodation choice behaviour intention compared with traditional hotel. However, the hypothesis of universalism-nature personal value will positively influence tourists’ attitude was not supported. Besides that, habit of ICT use strengthens the relationship between universalism-concern personal value and tourists’ attitude, but the hypothesis of the moderation role of habit of ICT use between universalism-nature and attitude was not supported in this study.

Author Biographies

Xinzheng Qi, Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam

Qi Xinzheng is a PhD candidate at Department of Hotel and Tourism Management at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor Malaysia (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0009-0003-1374-1684). Her main research activity is in the area of hospitality operation and management. She is attached to the Faculty of Tourism at Huangshan University, Anhui Province, China.

Aslinda Mohd Shahril, Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam

Aslinda Mohd Shahril is an Associate Professor at the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia(Orcid ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8972-0527). Her research focus is on service marketing, service operation, consumer behavior and sensory marketing. She has experience teaching in various subjects such as service marketing, strategic marketing, hospitality service operation, food and beverage service, housekeeping management and event planning. 


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How to Cite

Qi, X., & Mohd Shahril, A. . (2024). Universalism values on sharing accommodation among domestic Gen Z tourists in China: The moderating effects of ICT use habit. Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research, 12(1), 587. https://doi.org/10.24191/jeeir.v12i1.587