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Factors influencing intention to upload content on Wikipedia in South Korea: The effects of social norms and individual differences
Abstract This study examined the roles of social noThis study examined the roles of social norms and individual differences in influencing Internet users’ intention to upload content on Wikipedia in South Korea. It also compared the impacts of these variables on the uploading intention between users and non-users of Wikipedia. Using data from a survey of college students (185 Wikipedia users and 158 non-users), the study found that the effect of social norms including descriptive norm and injunctive norm was smaller than expected, while that of individual differences—self-efficacy, issue involvement, and ego involvement—was more important in accounting for the intention to upload. Theoretical implications and limitations were discussed.plications and limitations were discussed.
Added by wikilit team Yes  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments This study is very unspecific of what they mean with "uploading" and "content".
Conclusion "This study investigated the factors that "This study investigated the factors that are associated with people’s intention to upload content on Wikipedia in South Korea, focusing upon the effects of social norms and individual differences. It also compared the roles of these variables between users and non-users of Wikipedia. First, it is notable that the differences between users and nonusers of Wikipedia with respect to social norms and individual differences are not significant except for individual injunctive norm and self-efficacy (see Table 2). Users of Wikipedia presented higher perceived individual injunctive norm and greater self-efficacy toward the intention to upload content on Wikipedia than non-users. These findings can be understood as follows: Uploading content on Wikipedia is a socially desirable act given that it contributes to knowledge sharing, and thus, for the people who already use Wikipedia, they might feel that they are urged by their social groups to upload content on the site as a way of participating in the making of collective intelligence. Also, for the difference of self-efficacy between users and non-users of Wikipedia, it is quite obvious that users are more confident in uploading content on the site than non-users. When it comes to the association between these two variables and the intention to upload content on Wikipedia, however, only self-efficacy was significantly related to the intention in the final regression model. This indicates that the differences between users and non-users in terms of social norms were not channeled into the difference in the uploading intention between the two groups." (pp. 903-904)ion between the two groups." (pp. 903-904)
Data source Survey responses  +
Doi 10.1016/j.chb.2011.12.010 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Factors%2Binfluencing%2Bintention%2Bto%2Bupload%2Bcontent%2Bon%2BWikipedia%2Bin%2BSouth%2BKorea%3A%2BThe%2Beffects%2Bof%2Bsocial%2Bnorms%2Band%2Bindividual%2Bdifferences%22  +
Has author Namkee Park + , Hyun Sook Oh + , Naewon Kang +
Has domain Computer science + , Information systems + , Psychology +
Has topic Contributor motivation + , Cultural and linguistic effects on participation +
Issue 3  +
Pages 898–905  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Computers in Human Behavior +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions RQ1: What are the roles of different dimensions of social norms in the intention to upload content on Wikipedia between users and non-users of Wikipedia?
Revid 11,252  +
Theories Social norms approach: descriptive norms and injunctive norms. Individual differences: self-efficacy, issue involvement, and ego involvement
Theory type Explanation  +
Title Factors influencing intention to upload content on Wikipedia in South Korea: The effects of social norms and individual differences
Unit of analysis User  +
Url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563211002780  +
Volume 28  +
Wikipedia coverage Other  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language Not specified  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2012  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 17 April 2014 20:18:16  +
Categories Contributor motivation  + , Cultural and linguistic effects on participation  + , Computer science  + , Information systems  + , Psychology  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 17 April 2014 21:01:36  +
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