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ERIC Number: EJ989033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
The Influences of Social Self-Efficacy on Social Trust and Social Capital--A Case Study of Facebook
Wu, Sheng-Yi; Wang, Shih-Ting; Liu, Feng; Hu, Da-Chain; Hwang, Wu-Yuin
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v11 n2 p246-254 Apr 2012
Facebook is currently the most popular social networking service in the world. With such tremendous influence on community networks, Facebook has been attracting considerable attention both from the media and academia. A review of the literature indicates that most researchers are concerned primarily with the influence of personal traits on online interactive behavior. This study began from the premise that self-efficacy, the confidence of individuals to function in an online-community, is a key element influencing participation in on-line social networks. This study attempted to establish a model of the social traits of Facebook users, and our results indicate that social self-efficacy has a positive influence on social trust; social trust has a positive influence on social capital, and social trust mediates the relationship between social self-efficacy and social capital. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan