This study contributes to research on dual-process models by testing an interactive approach for explaining information-processing strategies that individuals use in travel decision-making. The interactive approach was supported with testing of independent effects in low-involvement situations and interdependent effects in high-involvement situations. Independent effects were supported by the study results for low-involvement situations indicating individuals focus on the effortless-processing mode rather than the effortful-processing mode. Interdependent effects were also supported by the study results for high-involvement situations indicating individuals use the effortless-processing cue to compensate for insufficient information of the effortful-processing cue. Independent and interdependent effects provide strong evidence that the effortless-processing mode plays a significant role in travel decision-making.
- Dual-process models
- Full factorial designs of experiment
- Two-memory systems
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management