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dc.contributor.authorJung, Eun Hwa
dc.contributor.authorWalsh-Childers, Kim
dc.contributor.authorKim, Hyang-Sook
dc.contributor.departmentTowson University. Department of Mass Communicationen_US
dcterms.creatorhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5650-5505en_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-22T19:28:49Z
dc.date.available2022-02-22T19:28:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the factors that influence the perceived credibility of web sites providing diet and nutrition information. Undergirded by the dual-processing models (i.e., Elaboration Likelihood Model and Heuristic Systematic Model), an online experiment (N 575) was conducted to examine how perceptions of online diet and nutrition information credibility are influenced by source expertise cues and message accuracy; the effects of prior knowledge and interest in the information also were assessed. Results showed that message accuracy increased perceived credibility of the web site regardless of the level of source expertise. However, source expertise had an important effect on website credibility perceptions among those who exhibited low prior knowledge. Finally, message accuracy had a greater impact on web site credibility among those who were highly involved in the issue compared to those who were less involved. The findings increase our understanding of the factors that impact individuals’ processing of online diet and nutrition information and suggest elements practitioners should consider including to create the most effective online sources for diet and nutrition information.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.044en_US
dc.format.extent20 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m21otn-movg
dc.identifier.citationJung, E. H., Walsh-Childers, K., & Kim, H-S. (2016). Factors influencing the perceived credibility of diet-nutrition information web sites. Computers in Human Behavior, 58, 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.044en_US
dc.identifier.issn0747-5632
dc.identifier.uri10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.044
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/24310
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTowson University
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTowson University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesComputers in Human Behavior;volume 58
dc.subjectDiet -- Electronic Information resourcesen_US
dc.subjectNutrition -- Electronic information resourcesen_US
dc.subjectSource expertiseen_US
dc.subjectMessage accuracyen_US
dc.subjectCredibilityen_US
dc.subjectInformation processingen_US
dc.subjectPersuasionen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing the perceived credibility of diet-nutrition information web sitesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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