In their own words: Why teenagers don't use social networking sites

Baker, Rosland & White, Katherine (2011) In their own words: Why teenagers don't use social networking sites. CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking: the impact of the Internet, multi-media and virtual reality on behavior and society, 14(6), pp. 395-398.

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Abstract

We explored common reasons for non-use of the rapidly growing popularity of social networking sites among a sample of Australian adolescents (N = 69). Transcripts were coded by grouping responses along similar themes for non-use that had been commonly stated by participants. The primary reasons offered by adolescents were: lack of motivation, poor use of time, preference for other forms of communication, preference for engaging in other activities, cybersafety concerns, and a dislike of self-presentation online. The identification of these themes allows for a greater understanding of teenagers' decisions not to engage in the popular medium of communication and points to possible strategies that could be utilised by Web site developers in efforts to appeal to a wider teenage audience.

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ID Code: 47377
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2010.0016
ISSN: 2152-2715
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011
Copyright Statement: This is a copy of an article published in the Journal of CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking: the impact of the Internet, multi-media and virtual reality on behavior and society (C) 2011 (copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.); Journal of CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking: the impact of the Internet, multi-media and virtual reality on behavior and society is available online at: http://www.liebertonline.com.
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2011 12:57
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2012 20:22

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