The Role of brand orientation in church participation: An empirical examination

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Although a large amount of research has been undertaken into the application of marketing techniques in church organizations, few studies have provided empirical evidence on the effects of brand orientation on church participation. This empirical study sought to contribute to the body of literature via a survey of 344 church attendees of a particular church denomination in Australia. The conceptual model hypothesizes brand orientation as performing direct and indirect effects on church participation through perceived benefits as the mediating variables. A person's perception of the extent to which a church engages in brand-oriented activities and behavior is significantly related with his or her perception of the benefits associated with church activities, which then leads to a higher level of church participation. The results reveal that brand orientation is significantly related with perceived benefits and church participation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-247
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Brand orientation
  • Church marketing
  • Church participation
  • Perceived benefits


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