Social competence of digital natives: Impact of social networking sites use

Shahper Vodanovich, Kathy Ning Shen, David Sundaram

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Abstract

The digital natives of today are the first generation to grow up immersed in information and communication technologies and in particular social networking sites (SNSs). There is much hype in the media about the negative effects of SNSs, at the same time there are concerted efforts to reach these digital natives through social media by politicians, advertisers, organisations, and agencies. There is much isolated research on social media, digital natives, youth well-being, etc. But there is very little research that brings these diverse disciplinary threads together in a holistic manner. The purpose of our research is to address this lacuna by exploring the impact of social networking sites on digital native well-being in particular social competence. In this paper we explore this area and come up with three propositions that could become the foundation for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683104
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Aug 13 2015Aug 15 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015

Conference

Conference21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period8/13/158/15/15

Keywords

  • Digital natives
  • Identity formation
  • Relationship building
  • Social competence
  • Social networking sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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