The mediating effect of resturant attributes on motivation and dinning experience in Japanese resturants in the Philippines 

Ryan Joseph G. Calinao, Lorenze B. Lasugo,
Rolando M. Melanio III and Harold C. Micosa
Received Date: 2023-07-09 |Accepted Date: 2023-11-27| Publication Accepted Date: 2024-02-01


This research is anticipated to contribute to the field of hotel and restaurant management, as well as Japanese restaurant operators, by providing them with information about this study on the impact of Japanese restaurants on customers’ dining experience. Filipinos select Japanese Restaurants based on ambiance, value, authenticity, quality, and menu variety. A descriptive research design indicates that as the level of push and pull increases, the level of DINESERV as a factor affecting the dining experience in the Japanese restaurant would also tend to increase, and vice versa. The result revealed that Japanese restaurants describe the relationship between two or more variables, and it was used to collect and assess data drawn from 250 respondents who have dined in a Japanese restaurant in the National Capital Region. Japanese restaurant customers agree that push and pull motivations correlate with DINESERV and are very satisfied with the restaurant’s attributes. The Pearson correlation revealed a high relationship between push and pull motivations and DINESERV. Lastly, the CB-SEM or the Covariance-base Structural Equation Modelling using AMOS was utilized to determine the mediating effect between push and pull motivations, DINESERV of restaurant attributes on motivation, and dining experience in Japanese restaurants.


Keywords: Restaurant attributes, push and pull motivators, DINESERV, Japanese Restaurants Structural Equation Modelling




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