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dc.contributor.authorOrchard, Lisa Jen
dc.contributor.authorFullwood, Chrisen
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Niallen
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Neilen
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-20T12:18:05Z
dc.date.available2017-12-20T12:18:05Z
dc.date.issued2014-04
dc.identifier.citationIndividual Differences as Predictors of Social Networking 2014, 19 (3):388 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communicationen
dc.identifier.issn1083-6101
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jcc4.12068
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621011
dc.description.abstractResearch suggests that personality dictates specific Internet preferences. One area that remains relatively unexplored is the influence of personality on engagement with social networking sites (SNSs). The current study employs a ‘Uses and Gratifications’ framework to investigate whether personality, age, and sex predict motivations for using SNSs. The study explores both global and specific factors of personality using Eysenck's EPQ-R short form (extraversion, neuroticism and psychoticism) and Beck's SAS (sociotropy and autonomy). Principal component analysis identified ten distinct motivational components, which were then successfully predicted by individual differences through regression analyses. It is therefore suggested that individuals with different profiles vary in their motivations for using SNSs. Results support theoretical assumptions based on previous literature and personality dispositions.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jcc4.12068en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Computer-Mediated Communicationen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectFacebooken
dc.subjectPersonalityen
dc.subjectSocial Mediaen
dc.subjectUses and gratificationsen
dc.titleIndividual Differences as Predictors of Social Networkingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Computer-Mediated Communicationen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB; UK
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton, City Campus - North, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1AD; UK
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton, City Campus - North, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1AD; UK
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton, City Campus - North, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1AD; UK
html.description.abstractResearch suggests that personality dictates specific Internet preferences. One area that remains relatively unexplored is the influence of personality on engagement with social networking sites (SNSs). The current study employs a ‘Uses and Gratifications’ framework to investigate whether personality, age, and sex predict motivations for using SNSs. The study explores both global and specific factors of personality using Eysenck's EPQ-R short form (extraversion, neuroticism and psychoticism) and Beck's SAS (sociotropy and autonomy). Principal component analysis identified ten distinct motivational components, which were then successfully predicted by individual differences through regression analyses. It is therefore suggested that individuals with different profiles vary in their motivations for using SNSs. Results support theoretical assumptions based on previous literature and personality dispositions.


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