Motives of Adolescents To Use the Internet as a Function of Personality Traits, Personal and Social Factors

  • Wolfradt U
  • Doll J
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Abstract

This study investigated the relation between personality traits (Five Factor Model), personal factors (innovativeness and self-efficacy), social factors (expectations or relevant reference groups), and motives (information, entertainment, and interpersonal communication) for going online among German high school Internet users. Demonstrated the potential of the three motives to predict types of Internet activities. (Author/LRW)

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  • Computer Uses in Education Foreign Countries Indiv

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Authors

  • Uwe Wolfradt

  • Jorg Doll

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