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1. Jeong, Jae Seon. and Lee, Seungyoon. "The Influence of Information Appraisals and Information Behaviors on the Acceptance of Health Information: A Study of Television Medical Talk Shows in South Korea" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ICA's 68th Annual Conference, Hilton Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, May 22, 2018 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-12-13 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1367147_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: As television medical talk shows have become an increasingly popular source of health information, it is important to understand the processes by which people come to accept, at times unconditionally, the information presented by these shows. This study examines the relationship between information exposure, information appraisals, information behaviors, and unconditional acceptance of health information. Results from a survey of 588 women in South Korean indicate that an individual’s appraisal of information as being appropriate or incoherent influences unconditional acceptance of health information. Both types of information appraisals are positively associated with information seeking, which is negatively associated with unconditional acceptance of information. In contrast, neither of these appraisals have an impact on unconditional acceptance via information sharing. Notably, when information appraisals are not considered, information exposure is positively associated with information sharing, which is then positively associated with unconditional acceptance. Implications for health information consumers and practitioners are discussed.

2017 - ICA's 67th Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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2. Jeon, Jehoon. and Sopory, Pradeep. "Social Comparison and Information-Seeking: College Students’ Sexual Health Information Management in the Context of User-Created Online Health Information" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ICA's 67th Annual Conference, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, USA, May 25, 2017 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-12-13 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1231917_index.html>
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Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Social comparison has been worked as a fundamental psychological mechanism influencing people’s information seeking behaviors. Focusing on the user-created online health information about sexual health, the current study highlights the role of social comparison messages in the information management process. The findings of this study support the Theory of motivated information management (TMIM) framework as an effective tool to explain the information management process. More specifically, this study highlights the role of efficacy in that efficacy was not only more likely to predict information seeking, but also to guide the choice of downward comparison messages. While information users prefer to check extreme cases worse than their situation for their reference, the interpretation of social comparison messages was related to information users’ cognitive re-assessments in the following phase. Finally, information users’ evaluation regarding benefits and costs of previous information seeking seemed to determine information management decisions in the subsequent phase.

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