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The neglect of prescreening information

Chakravarti, Amitav ORCID: 0009-0001-1805-183X, Janiszewski, Chris and Ülkümen, Gülden (2006) The neglect of prescreening information. Journal of Marketing Research, 43 (4). pp. 642-653. ISSN 0022-2437

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Identification Number: 10.1509/jmkr.43.4.642


Several studies show that information used to screen alternatives becomes less important than information acquired later in the search process simply because it was used to screen. Experiment 1 shows that the tendency to deemphasize prescreening information leads to systematically different choices for decision makers who screen alternatives compared with decision makers who do not screen alternatives. Additional studies show that screening encourages decision makers to shift their emphasis from prescreening information to postscreening information (Experiment 2). Prescreening information is deemphasized because of the categorization that occurs when people create a consideration set of retained alternatives (Experiments 3 and 4). Together, the results show that a brand's strength of consideration (i.e., how highly an option ranks on screening criteria) may have little influence on the likelihood of it being chosen in a postscreening choice process.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2006 American Marketing Association
Divisions: Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 09:38
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 03:24

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