Caution! warning effectiveness may be more obfuscated than it appears: Making sense of the warning literature

Andrew Mayer, Julie Blaskiewicz Boron, Colin Kress, Arthur D. Fisk, Wendy A. Rogers

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Abstract

Much research on warnings has the ultimate goal of assessing warning effectiveness or behavioral compliance with the warning. Despite this seemingly common goal, research conducted on warnings differentially concentrates on various aspects of the warning process, all of which are necessary to comply with a warning, but each is not sufficient to ensure compliance when considered in isolation. Thus, this extensive review of the literature will consider research on the four stages of warning compliance: namely, notice, encode, comprehend, and comply, and will seek to evaluate the effectiveness of product warnings as a whole. In addition to determining the effectiveness of warnings at each stage of the warning process, this research will also identify areas in need of further research, especially those pertaining to behavioral compliance, and will propose a framework for conducting experiments to adequately and more fully address behavioral compliance and warning effectiveness for on-product warnings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
Pages1511-1513
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2007Oct 5 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period10/1/0710/5/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Mayer, A., Boron, J. B., Kress, C., Fisk, A. D., & Rogers, W. A. (2007). Caution! warning effectiveness may be more obfuscated than it appears: Making sense of the warning literature. In 51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 (pp. 1511-1513). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 3).