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Title: Privacy concern, trust and self-disclosure behaviors in cyberspace : a study on Singapore teenagers' use of social networking sites.
Authors: Chen, Ruili.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Communication theories and models
DRNTU::Social sciences::Mass media
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: As the high risk population in online environment, teenager’ substantial disclosure of personal information on social networking sites (SNS) has caused widespread concern among parents, educators and policy makers. As such, in-depth investigation on self-disclosure behaviors on these websites and factors influencing these behaviors becomes imperative. Based on a nationwide survey from secondary school students in collaboration with National Crime Prevention Council in Singapore (n=510), this study examined self-disclosure behavior, the related boundary-regulation behaviors on Facebook, and effects of privacy concern and trust on those behaviors. First of all, the results indicated that teenagers exhibited tactic behaviors, such as online deception and concealment and boundary regulation behaviors to safeguard their privacy on Facebook. Secondly, the results showed that trust had a significant impact on self-disclosure and privacy concern was not significantly associated with self-disclosure, as indicated by considerable previous studies in this area. Finally, the results showed gender differences in behavioral patterns of self-disclosure on Facebook.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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