The role of affect and cognition on online consumers' decision to disclose personal information to unfamiliar online vendors

Han Li, Rathindra Sarathy, Heng Xu
2011 Decision Support Systems  
Based on the privacy calculus framework and the stimulus-organism-response (S-O-R) model, this study examines online information disclosure decision as a result of affective and cognitive reactions of online consumers over several stages, i.e. an initial stage where an overall impression is formed about an unfamiliar online vendor, and a subsequent information exchange stage where information necessary to complete the ecommerce transaction will be provided to the online vendor. We found that,
more » ... itial emotions formed from an overall impression of a Web site act as initial hurdles to information disclosure. Once online consumers enter the information exchange stage, fairness-based levers further adjust privacy beliefs.
doi:10.1016/j.dss.2011.01.017 fatcat:uci2fpjcdbcejb6xmjdru4vafq