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Title: How do personality traits shape information-sharing behaviour in social media? Exploring the mediating effect of generalised trust
Authors: Deng, Shengli
Lin, Yanqing
Li, Hongxiu
Liu, Yong
Chen, Xiaoyu
Keywords: Knowledge Management
DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication
Personality Straits
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Deng, S., Lin, Y., Liu, Y., Chen, X., & Li, H. (2017). How do personality traits shape information-sharing behaviour in social media? Exploring the mediating effect of generalised trust. Information Research, 22(3).
Series/Report no.: Information Research
Abstract: Introduction. Personality and trust have been found to be important precursors of information-sharing behaviour, but little is known about how these factors interact with each other in shaping information-sharing behaviour. By integrating both trust and user personality into a unified research framework, this study examines how trust mediates the effect of personality traits (specifically, agreeableness and conscientiousness) in triggering information-sharing behaviour in an online social networking environment. Method.Integrating the Big Five theory of personality and the theory of generalised trust, a research framework is proposed for the determinants of information-sharing behaviour on social media. Data about personality, trust, and information sharing were collected from Chinese youths through an online survey. Analysis.Structural equation modelling was applied to data from 311 valid questionnaires to verify the research framework. Results. Both personality traits and generalised trust have a significant impact on information-sharing behaviour on social media, and generalised trust plays a mediating role between personality traits and information-sharing behaviour. Conclusion.This research advances the understanding of why information is shared within social media contexts with regards to trust and personality traits. It also clarifies the connections between personality traits, information-sharing behaviour on social media, and generalised trust.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/89274
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/46150
URL: http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-3/paper763.html
ISSN: 1368-1613
Rights: © 2017 The Authors. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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