A high level of product involvement is typically assumed to accompany higher information search, a fewer number of acceptable alternatives, and a higher number of choice criteria than does low level of product involvement. Inferring the level of product involvement from these behavioral or evaluative characteristics is, however, potentially misleading. Two factors are identified as mediating the relationship between the high level of involvement and these characteristics: (1) product trial, and (2) the consumer learning stage. The results of the present study support this view. Even for high involving products, considerable variations exist in these characteristics, depending on product trialability and consumer learning stage. Several strategic marketing implications stemming from these results are offered.
Whan Park, C., Assael, H. and Chaiy, S. (1987), "MEDIATING EFFECTS OF TRIAL AND LEARNING ON INVOLVEMENT‐ASSOCIATED CHARACTERISTICS", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 25-34. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb008201Download as .RIS
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