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Drawing the net: internet identification, internet use, and the image of internet users

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 1094-9313 (doi:10.1089/cpb.2006.9928)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2575

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