How does personality affect trust in B2C e-commerce?

Abstract

Trust is a critical component of successful e-Commerce. Given the impersonality, anonymity, and automation of transactions, online vendor trustworthiness cannot be assessed by means of body language and other environmental cues that consumers typically use when deciding to trust offline retailers. It is therefore essential that the design of e-Commerce websites compensate by incorporating circumstantial cues in the form of appropriate trust triggers. This paper presents and discusses the results of a study which took an <i>initial</i> look at whether consumers with different personality types (a) are generally more trusting and (b) rely on different trust cues during their assessment of first impression vendor trustworthiness in B2C e-Commerce.

DOI: 10.1145/1151454.1151526

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@inproceedings{Lumsden2006HowDP, title={How does personality affect trust in B2C e-commerce?}, author={Joanna Lumsden and Lisa MacKay}, booktitle={ICEC}, year={2006} }