The role of information quality and efficacy beliefs in predicting Chinese people's information seeking about air pollution risk

Yiwei Li, Yu Guo, Naoya Ito

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Information seeking is suggested as an important precursor of self-protective behavior. Therefore, ways of enhancing information seeking are expected to help individuals' precautionary action under conditions of risk. Builds upon previous efforts, a social-cognitive model of risk information seeking is constructed, presenting a new approach to meet the aforementioned expectation. Data were collected from a sample of Mainland Chinese people (N=1032). Results of path analysis demonstrated satisfactory model fit. Explanations on how the cognitive process resulted in information seeking may create a better understanding of individual behavior. Findings provide practical implications for communicating risks and for helping the public to make better decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
Pages44-55
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9788271177881
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2015 - Kristiansand, Norway
Duration: 2015 May 242015 May 27

Other

Other12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2015
CountryNorway
CityKristiansand
Period15/5/2415/5/27

Keywords

  • Air pollution risk
  • Information quality
  • Outcome expectation
  • Risk information seeking
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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