A stigma power perspective on digital government service avoidance

Pethig, Florian ; Kroenung, Julia ; Noeltner, Markus

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2020.101545
URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348913311...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2021
The title of a journal, publication series: Government Information Quarterly
Volume: 38
Issue number: 2, Article 101545
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publishing house: Elsevier Science
ISSN: 0740-624x
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences - CDSB (Business Studies)
Business School > Enterprise Systems (Höhle 2017-)
Subject: 004 Computer science, internet
Abstract: The digital-by-default policy for government services implemented in many European countries can pose challenges to marginalized citizens, such as people with disabilities. Prior research on electronic inclusion and the digital divide has mainly considered technology-related concerns, such as Internet anxiety, preventing people with disabilities from using digital government services. Yet, these concerns may insufficiently account for the fact that people with disabilities may suspect that governments provide new services only to reduce costs and forgo the need for more meaningful social change. Therefore, we draw from stigma power theory to understand how perceptions of stereotyping and discrimination contribute to the avoidance of digital government services among people with disabilities. Our results indicate that overcoming underutilization of digital government services among people with disabilities requires a holistic approach by addressing technology-related as well as stigma-related concerns.

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