publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Predicting adolescents' use of social networking sites from an extended theory of planned behaviour perspective

Katherine M. White;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Nov 2010
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) among adolescents has grown exponentially, with little accompanying research to understand the influences on adolescent engagement with this technology. The current study tested the validity of an extended theory of planned behaviour model (TPB), incorporating the additions of group norm and self-esteem influences, to predict frequent SNS use. Adolescents (N=160) completed measures assessing the standard TPB constructs of attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control (PBC), and intention, as well as group norm and self-esteem. One week later, participants reported their SNS use during the previous week....
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: humanities
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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