A research framework on social networking sites usage: Critical review and theoretical extension

Kathy Ning Shen, Mohamed Khalifa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Despite the worldwide popularity and rapid proliferation of social networking sites (SNS), e.g., Facebook, our understanding about what drive people to SNS and how they use them remains limited. This study aims at establishing a theoretical framework guiding the research on SNS usage. Built upon the Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), the framework makes following major extensions: 1) taking a feature-centric perspective in conceptualizing SNS usage; 2) adopting uses and gratifications paradigm to specify the performance expectancies; 3) accounting for the other important social influences (identification and group norms); 4) accounting for the role of anticipated emotions; and 5) accounting for habituation by including prior usage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Services for e-World - 10th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2010, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages173-181
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3642162827, 9783642162824
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Nov 3 2010Nov 5 2010

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume341 AICT
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference10th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2010
Country/TerritoryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period11/3/1011/5/10

Keywords

  • Goal-oriented behavior
  • Post-adoptive behavior
  • Social influences
  • Social networking sites
  • Use and gratification theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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