Publication
Title
Applying the theory of planned behavior to adolescents acceptance of online friendship requests sent by strangers
Author
Abstract
Drawing on a survey conducted among 1743 pupils in 16 Belgian secondary schools, this study applies an extended theory of planned behavior (TPB) to adolescents acceptance of friendship requests sent by online strangers on social network sites (SNSs). As demonstrated in the literature, random friending on social networking sites can heavily impact adolescents safety online. Results yielded by means of Structural Equation Modeling show that the subjective norm with regard to the acceptance of strangers as SNS friends is the most important predictor, followed by PBC and attitude. Bonding social capital (an individuals disposal of strong, intimate ties) is negatively associated with attitude and subjective norm, whereas bridging social capital (an individuals disposal of weak, superficial ties) is positively associated with the three TPB antecedents.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Telematics and informatics. - New York
Publication
New York : 2016
ISSN
0736-5853
Volume/pages
33:4(2016), p. 1119-1129
ISI
000376706200019
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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BFF on SNS? A longitudinal study among adolescents examining changes in friendship quality within different types of friendships on SNS.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 15.02.2016
Last edited 01.10.2017
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