Drawing the net: internet identification, internet use, and the image of internet users
Gavin, Jeff, Duffield, Jill, Brosnan, Mark, Joiner, Richard, Maras, Pamela F. and Scott, Adrian J. (2007) Drawing the net: internet identification, internet use, and the image of internet users. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 10 (3). pp. 478-481. ISSN 1094-9313Full text not available from this repository.
Theory and research suggest that Internet identification may account for some of the gender divide in Internet use. Internet identification is a type of domain identification, and is inherently bound with images of those who use the Internet, a domain traditionally conceived as masculine. Combining the “draw an Internet user” test with an Internet identification scale, this study tests two hypotheses: participants drawing gender-concordant images will (i) identify with and (ii) use the Internet more than those drawing gender-discordant images. Participants were 371 students (121 males, 250 females) from three universities in the United Kingdom and Australia. The need to challenge masculinized images of the Internet is discussed.
|Additional Information:||From 2010 the journal CyberPsychology & Behavior (ISSN: 1094-9313) was renamed Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (ISSN: 2152-2715 (Print) 2152-2723 (Online).|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||internet use, gender, self concept, self disclosure|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling|
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|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2011 18:20|
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