Attributions of responsibility toward computing technology: The role of interface social cues and user gender
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Interact.
SELF-EFFICACY; AGENTS; PERSONALITIES; ORIENTATION; PERSPECTIVE; MOTIVATION; DECISIONS; RESPONSES; MACHINES; OUTCOMES; Computer Science, Cybernetics; Ergonomics
This study examined how social cues in an interface and user gender affected attributions of responsibility for the process and outcomes of interacting with a computer. Using a 2 x 2 between-subjects laboratory design, 391 participants were randomly assigned to work with a computer that utilized either a traditional interface or an interface designed to include higher social cues. The results of this study indicated that those who interacted with the interface with greater social cues made greater attributions of responsibility to the computer. In addition, women were more likely to ascribe responsibility to the computer. Results did not support an interaction between gender and interface design. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
"Attributions of responsibility toward computing technology: The role of interface social cues and user gender" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 498.