Influencing the Effect of Nutritional Information by Framing:
Kathrin Lensch, Monika Hartmann, Johannes Simons
Published: 01.09.2011 〉 Volume 60 (2011), Number 3, 139-153 〉 Resort: Articles
Submitted: N. A. 〉 Feedback to authors after first review: N. A. 〉 Accepted: N. A.
One way to support consumers in integrating health aspects into their purchase and eating behaviour is to make information available to consumers in a comprehensible manner. In behavioural economics framing effects are acknowledged as important factors influencing perception of information. In this paper framing effects are analysed by means of an experiment using the example of information about folic acid. The results give evidence that framing influences consumers’ perception, the need for information and decision process even though the effect is small. Overall, a negative frame results in a stronger effect than a positive one.