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Toward an Understanding of the Online Consumer's Risky Behavior and Protection Practices
The Journal of Consumer Affairs (2009)
  • Lauren Labrecque, Loyola University Chicago
Abstract
This research draws upon protection motivation theory and social cognitive theory to investigate the extent to which the level of perceived threat and likelihood of threat along with online self-efficacy affect online behaviors. This article contributes to the literature by investigating a wide range of risky and protective behaviors and examining the role of online self-efficacy with a national online survey of 449 nonstudent respondents. Results show that both self-efficacy and demographic factors such as age have a differential impact on the type of behaviors taken online.
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Publication Date
September 18, 2009
DOI
10.1111/j.1745-6606.2009.01148.x
Citation Information
Lauren Labrecque. "Toward an Understanding of the Online Consumer's Risky Behavior and Protection Practices" The Journal of Consumer Affairs Vol. 43 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 449 - 473
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lauren-labrecque/11/