Title
Applying the theory of planned behavior to adolescents acceptance of online friendship requests sent by strangers Applying the theory of planned behavior to adolescents acceptance of online friendship requests sent by strangers
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
New York ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Telematics and informatics. - New York
Volume/pages
33(2016) :4 , p. 1119-1129
ISSN
0736-5853
ISI
000376706200019
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/07611a/130994_2016_01_18.pdf
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