APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems

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The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS), a Scopus Indexed Journal,
is published by the Korea Society of Management Information Systems (KMIS),
which is the largest professional institute in the field of information systems in Korea.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Hee-Woong Kim

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Current Issue

Date June 2019
Vol. No. Vol. 29 No. 2
DOI https://doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2019.29.2.248
Page 248~267
Title Consumers’ Channel Selection Behavior based on Psychological Distance Cue: Regulatory-Focus as Moderator
Author Jungyeon Sung, Sangcheol Park
Keyword Channel Selection Behavior, Psychological Distance Cue, Regulatory Focus, Gender Difference
Abstract As merging online and offline channels into one single platform, individuals could easily and frequently switch between online and offline channels. In order for understanding such unique behaviors, this study attempts to explore why and how consumers choose their channels to search and purchase a product. We have drawn on multiple theories that have been used to explain individuals’ judgment and decision making (i.e., construal level theory and regula-tory focus theory) in order to develop and tested two-way ANOVA based models of how both regulatory focus (e.g., promotion vs. prevention) and product types (e.g., experience goods vs. search-ing goods) including the psychological distance cue separately and jointly affect individuals’ channel selection behavior (e.g., intention to use single channel vs. intention to use cross-channels). Our results have indicated that consumers with promotion-focus are more likely to use a single channel in experience goods rather than in searching goods when there exists the psychological cue. Based on our findings, the implication for both research and practice are discussed.


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