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De invloed van risicoperceptie, self-efficacy en involvement op informatiezoekend gedrag : toetsing van het framework van Risk Information Seeking

Kaat, T. te (2008) De invloed van risicoperceptie, self-efficacy en involvement op informatiezoekend gedrag : toetsing van het framework van Risk Information Seeking.

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Abstract:This study was conducted to gain more insight in the predictors of information seeking. The Framework of Risk Information Seeking (FRIS) from ter Huurne (2008) was used as a theoretical framework. This model is based on the Risk Information Seeking and Processing model (RISP) from Griffin, Dunwoody, Neuwirth (1999). Ter Huurne added involvement, risk perception and self-efficacy to this model. These determinants would influence the process preceding information seeking, whereby information sufficiency and affective responses would be the mediating variables. The model was applied and tested by a questionnaire. This questionnaire measured the attitudes of 77 students about fire safety in their house. The results showed involvement and self-efficacy to be the most important predictors of information seeking, whereby information sufficiency and affective responses constitute the mediating variables for self-efficacy. Risk perception did not turn out to be a significant predictor, a too small of an N could possibly be an explanation. There seems to be a strong relationship between seeking intention and the resulting seeking behavior as well
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58926
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