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Title: Adolescents' privacy concerns and information disclosure online: The role of parents and the Internet
Authors: Shin, Wonsun
Kang, Hyunjin
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Audience research
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computer applications::Social and behavioral sciences
Internet use
Tonal noise
Online privacy
Parental mediation
Online communication
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Shin, W., & Kang, H. (2016). Adolescents' privacy concerns and information disclosure online: The role of parents and the Internet. Computers in Human Behavior, 54, 114-123.
Series/Report no.: Computers in Human Behavior
Abstract: This study investigated the role of parents and the Internet in adolescents' online privacy concerns and information disclosing behaviors. Specifically, instructive and restrictive parental mediation, adolescents' self-disclosure to parents about their Internet experiences, time spent on the Internet, and participation in online communication activities were examined as factors that may impact adolescents' concerns about online privacy, willingness to disclose personally identifiable information, and actual disclosure of personal information online. A survey conducted in Singapore with 746 adolescents aged 12–18 revealed that instructive parental mediation based on parent-adolescent communication was more effective than restrictive parental mediation based on rule-making and controlling in reducing information disclosure among adolescents. Adolescents' self-disclosure to parents about their Internet experiences was found to be positively associated with their privacy concerns but did not foster privacy protection behaviors. While online chatting had a positive relationship with privacy concerns, excessive use of the Internet and frequent participation in social networking and online gaming resulted in increased information disclosure.
ISSN: 0747-5632
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.07.062
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Computers in Human Behavior, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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