Perceived third-person effects and consumer attitudes on prevetting and banning DTC advertising
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Consum. Aff.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; TELEVISION VIOLENCE; MEDIA INFLUENCE; MASS-MEDIA; CENSORSHIP; IMPACT; PERCEPTIONS; SUPPORT; KNOWLEDGE; COMMUNICATION; Business; Economics
This study examined consumer attitudes toward two potential direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising regulatory options-prior approval of DTC ads and a total ban-and how those attitudes are influenced by perceived DTC ad effects and receiver-specific characteristics within the context of the third-person effect framework. Results suggest that (1) consumers support the prevetting of DTC ads, but not the banning of DTC ads, (2) their support for prior approval is unaffected by demographic, predispositional, and ad-effect perceptual differences, but (3) their support for a ban is associated with age, attitude toward DTC advertising, and perceptions of negative effects on self and others.
Journal of Consumer Affairs
"Perceived third-person effects and consumer attitudes on prevetting and banning DTC advertising" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6243.