Journal article

Antecedents of attitude towards online mediation

Ofir Turel, Yufei Yuan, Joe Rose

GROUP DECISION AND NEGOTIATION | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

While the majority of studies so far have examined the effectiveness and benefits of electronic settlement applications, this study explores factors that affect the adoption and use of online mediation services. To this end, structural equation modeling analysis was applied to data obtained from users and mediators involved in an online mediated dispute. Subject perceptions regarding an overall mediation system including information technology and a human mediator were assessed. The findings suggest that while perceived usefulness of the information system explains the variance in attitude towards online mediation, the perceived usefulness of the mediator does not shape this attitude. Thus, ..

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