Institutional Responsiveness, Authoritarian Orientation and the Internet’s Impact on Institutional Trust Across East Asia
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AbstractA growing body of research documents the direct relationship between Internet use and institutional trust. However, the research gap remained as its mediating and moderating mechanism. Adopting a cultural-institutional perspective, this study seeks to answer: How does Internet use relate to institutional trust? Under what condition is the indirect association most potent? The present study examines whether authoritarian orientation and perceived institutional responsiveness mediate the relationship between Internet use and institutional trust, and whether the mediating process was moderated by level of democracy in East Asian countries/territories. A total of 20667 respondents from 14 East Asian countries/territories completed anonymous questionnaires. Results showed that the negative relationship between Internet use and institutional trust was mediated by authoritarian orientation and perceived institutional responsiveness. The indirect link through authoritarian orientation was stronger for the countries/territories with a low level of democracy. Vice versa, the indirect link through perceived institutional responsiveness was stronger for the countries/territories with a higher level of democracy.
All Author(s) ListKao L., HUANG, Yi Hui, Lu Y
Name of ConferenceThe 14th ITS Asia-Pacific Conference
Start Date of Conference24/06/2017
End Date of Conference27/06/2017
Place of ConferenceKyoto
Country/Region of ConferenceJapan
Proceedings Title14th ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Kyoto 2017: Mapping ICT into Transformation for the Next Information Society
Year2017
Month6
Pages168499
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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