APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems


The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS), a Scopus and ABDC indexed journal, is a
flagship journal of the information systems (IS) field in the Asia Pacific region.

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

Editor : Seung Hyun Kim

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Date December 2017
Vol. No. Vol. 27 No. 4
DOI https://doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2017.27.4.216
Page 216~232
Title A Test of the Psychological Distance Effect for Online Travel Reviews Based on Construal-Level Theory
Author Seunghun Shin, Namho Chung, Doyong Kang, Chulmo Koo
Keyword Online Travel Review, Review Usefulness, Construal-level Theory, Review Content Characteristics, Temporal Distance
Abstract This study’s objective is to use the construal-level theory (CLT) to explore the effect of the utility of online travel reviews on tourists’ perception. To accomplish this goal, online travel reviews are divided into two different categories based on concreteness, and the usefulness of each review is compared with the temporal dimension of psychological distance. The results show that close future tourists are more influenced by concrete reviews than abstract reviews; however, the far future tourists are more influenced by abstract reviews than concrete reviews. Based on these results, theoretical and practical implications are discussed, and suggestions are made for future research.

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