Internet identification and future Internet use

Richard Joiner*, Jeff Gavin, Mark Brosnan, Charles Crook, Jill Duffield, Alan Durndell, Jane Guiller, Pam Maras, Adrian J. Scott

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Abstract

This paper reports a study investigating the relationship between Internet identification and future Internet use. We predict that Internet identification is stable over time and that it is predictive of future use. The participants were 216 undergraduate students (184 females and 32 males) from five universities in the United Kingdom. They completed a questionnaire concerning their use of the Internet and a measure of Internet identification at the start of the academic year and at the end of the academic year. We found that Internet identification measured at the beginning of the academic year was positively related to Internet identification measured at the end of the academic year. Furthermore, there was a positive relationship between Internet identification and future general Internet use and a positive relationship between Internet identification and future educational Internet use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-414
Number of pages5
JournalCyberpsychology & behavior
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • WHITE MEN CANT
  • STEREOTYPE THREAT
  • DOMAIN IDENTIFICATION
  • GENDER
  • PERFORMANCE
  • IDENTITY
  • TOOL

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