Bryce, Joanne and Fraser, James (2014) The role of disclosure of personal information in the evaluation of risk and trust in young peoples' online interactions. Computers in Human Behavior, 30 . pp. 299-306.
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This study examined the relationship between the evaluation of risk, trust and disclosure of personal information in young peoples’ online interactions. A series of 18 focus groups were conducted with young people aged 9–19 years old. The results suggested that the majority of young people have a high level of awareness of the risks and potential outcomes associated with their online behaviour. Participants perceived disclosure of personal information to be important for the development of online relationships, and discussed associated strategies for evaluating trust and verifying identity. The study suggests that the perceived benefits associated with the disclosure of personal information and interacting with ‘strangers’ online may outweigh the perceived risks associated with these behaviours as the result of the importance of peer relationships and the exploration of identity during adolescence. Identified age-related differences and similarities in relation to the themes are explored, and areas for future research discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Adolescence; Risk; Trust; Internet;|
|Subjects:||C - Biological sciences > C800 - Psychology|
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Lisa Maria Keane|
|Deposited On:||20 Dec 2013 12:59|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 12:46|
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