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dc.contributor.authorOrchard, Lisa J
dc.contributor.authorFullwood, Chris
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Niall
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Neil
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 Communication
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.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jcc4.12068
dc.subjectFacebook
dc.subjectPersonality
dc.subjectSocial Media
dc.subjectUses and gratifications
dc.titleIndividual Differences as Predictors of Social Networking
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication
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
refterms.dateFOA2018-10-17T06:28:39Z
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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