Effects of message framing and color priming on the perception of H1N1 flu vaccine information

Yu-Hung Chien, Ching Chang Chuang, Shaio Chung Chan

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of message framing (gain and loss) and character/background color combination (a red background with white characters and a white background with black characters) on participants' perception of promoting materials and hence their willingness to receive the vaccine when they read the materials on the H1N1 Flu. A 2 × 2 between subjects experiment was used. 120 university students participated in the study. Results of the study show that participants are more interested and can better understand and tend to believe vaccine information presented through loss-framed messages, and loss-framed messages in combination with a white background with black characters will increase participants' willingness to receive the vaccine. Practical application of the two factors in the development of effective health promoting materials is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010
Pages392-396
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventJoint International Conference on Asia Pasific Computer Human Interaction and Ergofuture 2010, APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2010 Aug 22010 Aug 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010

Other

OtherJoint International Conference on Asia Pasific Computer Human Interaction and Ergofuture 2010, APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period10/8/210/8/6

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Chien, Y-H., Chuang, C. C., & Chan, S. C. (2010). Effects of message framing and color priming on the perception of H1N1 flu vaccine information. In Proceedings - APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010 (pp. 392-396). (Proceedings - APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010).