Persuasive communication of risk information: A test of cue versus message processing effects in a field experiment

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Abstract

Tested the elaboration likelihood (EL) model of persuasion as applied to risks of large-scale use of coal by surveying 178 Ss (aged 19-66 yrs) in a naturalistic setting. Ss were rated as either high- or low-EL depending on their scores on involvement and Need for Cognition scales. All hypotheses were supported: (1) for low-EL Ss highly credible sources were more persuasive than less credible sources, whereas for high-EL Ss no credibility effects were found; (2) while practically no persistence of change was found after 14 mo, a slight persistence in the high-EL group was attributed solely to high need for cognition; and (3) beliefs-attitude-intention consistency was stronger for high- than low-EL Ss. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-193
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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