Self-censorship in social networking sites (SNSs) – privacy concerns, privacy awareness, perceived vulnerability and information management
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Design/methodology/approach – A national wide survey was conducted in the United Kingdom (N = 519). The data were analysed to present both descriptive and inferential statistical findings.
Findings – The level of online self-censorship increases as the level of privacy concern increases. The level of privacy concern increases as the levels of privacy awareness and perceived vulnerability increase, and the level of information management decreases.
Originality/value – This study extends the literature on online self-censorship, showing that privacy concerns increase the level of self-censorship in SNSs. It provides support for three antecedent factors to privacy concerns which impact upon the level of self-censorship when communicating in SNSs
|Journal||Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society|
|Early online date||30 Mar 2019|
|Publication status||Early online - 30 Mar 2019|
- Self-censorship in Social Networking Sites (SNSs)
Rights statement: Warner, M. and Wang, V. (2019), "Self-censorship in social networking sites (SNSs) – privacy concerns, privacy awareness, perceived vulnerability and information management", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-07-2018-0060. Copyright © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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