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Investigating effects of social media news sharing on the relationship between network heterogeneity and political participation

Title
Investigating effects of social media news sharing on the relationship between network heterogeneity and political participation
Authors
Choi J.Lee J.K.Metzgar E.T.
Ewha Authors
최지향
SCOPUS Author ID
최지향scopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
Computers in Human Behavior
ISSN
0747-5632JCR Link
Citation
vol. 75, pp. 25 - 31
Keywords
Network heterogeneityNews sharingPolitical participationSocial media
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
This study investigated how use of social media is associated with political participation by focusing on the effects of network heterogeneity and news use on social media. Specifically, we introduce the concept of news sharing as a potential determinant of participation. Our study found the presence of two sub-dimensions of news sharing: news externalizing (e.g., news posting) and news internalizing (e.g., news seeking). Both dimensions were found to have a distinct pathway to participation, with news externalizing affecting participation directly and news internalizing affecting participation indirectly through news externalizing. Additionally, our data revealed the moderating effects of news sharing, which indicates that heterogeneous online social networks may boost citizens’ participation when users are active in sharing news with others. © 2017
DOI
10.1016/j.chb.2017.05.003
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