Cocreation Experience in Peer-to-Peer Accommodations: Conceptualization and Scale Development

Pei Zhang, Fang Meng, Kevin Kam Fung So

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Most value cocreation measurement scales have focused on physical cocreation behavior rather than the cocreation experience. This study aims to conceptualize the construct of cocreation experience and develop a corresponding measurement scale in peer-to-peer accommodations using a sequential mixed-methods approach. The multistage scale development procedure generated a measurement containing six reflective dimensions: authenticity, autonomy, control, learning, personalization, and connection. This study contributes to the literature by conceptualizing and operationalizing the construct of the cocreation experience in peer-to-peer accommodations. Findings provide insight into customers’ shared experiences and enable tourism and hospitality practitioners to improve the customer experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1333-1351
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, University of South Carolina.

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  • cocreation experience
  • peer-to-peer accommodations
  • scale development
  • value cocreation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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