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Gratifications and seeding behavior of online adolescents

Cédric Courtois UGent, Peter Mechant UGent, Lieven De Marez UGent and Gino Verleye UGent (2009) JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION. 15(1). p.109-137
abstract
Several studies indicate that only a small minority of Web 2.0 users actively participates, while the minority do not contribute at all. This article investigates whether a similar division applies for adolescents' Internet behavior. Using Szuprowicz' (1995) typology of interactivity, we distinguish different types of user-generated content (UGC): media, narrative, and metadata UGC. Our results show a 20%–80% division between high- and low-frequency seeders. Furthermore, we utilize the uses-and-gratifications paradigm to investigate how these high- and low-frequency seeders differ in their overall gratifications obtained by WWW use. Although the gratifications' rank orders are identical for all groups, their magnitudes differ significantly. Finally, this article focuses on how these WWW gratifications can predict seeding, while controlling for socio-demographics and usage frequency.
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organization
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
PREDICTORS, GENERATION, INFORMATION, WEB, DIGITAL DIVIDE, INTERNET USE, ADOPTION, MEDIA
journal title
JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION
J. Comput.-Mediat. Commun.
volume
15
issue
1
pages
109 - 137
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000271963000005
JCR category
COMMUNICATION
JCR impact factor
3.639 (2009)
JCR rank
1/54 (2009)
JCR quartile
1 (2009)
ISSN
1083-6101
DOI
10.1111/j.1083-6101.2009.01496.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
783826
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-783826
date created
2009-11-18 16:43:23
date last changed
2015-06-17 11:18:29
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  abstract     = {Several studies indicate that only a small minority of Web 2.0 users actively participates, while the minority do not contribute at all. This article investigates whether a similar division applies for adolescents' Internet behavior. Using Szuprowicz' (1995) typology of interactivity, we distinguish different types of user-generated content (UGC): media, narrative, and metadata UGC. Our results show a 20\%--80\% division between high- and low-frequency seeders. Furthermore, we utilize the uses-and-gratifications paradigm to investigate how these high- and low-frequency seeders differ in their overall gratifications obtained by WWW use. Although the gratifications' rank orders are identical for all groups, their magnitudes differ significantly. Finally, this article focuses on how these WWW gratifications can predict seeding, while controlling for socio-demographics and usage frequency.},
  author       = {Courtois, C{\'e}dric and Mechant, Peter and De Marez, Lieven and Verleye, Gino},
  issn         = {1083-6101},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION},
  keyword      = {PREDICTORS,GENERATION,INFORMATION,WEB,DIGITAL DIVIDE,INTERNET USE,ADOPTION,MEDIA},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {109--137},
  title        = {Gratifications and seeding behavior of online adolescents},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2009.01496.x},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Courtois, Cédric, Peter Mechant, Lieven De Marez, and Gino Verleye. 2009. “Gratifications and Seeding Behavior of Online Adolescents.” Journal of Computer-mediated Communication 15 (1): 109–137.
APA
Courtois, C., Mechant, P., De Marez, L., & Verleye, G. (2009). Gratifications and seeding behavior of online adolescents. JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION, 15(1), 109–137.
Vancouver
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Courtois C, Mechant P, De Marez L, Verleye G. Gratifications and seeding behavior of online adolescents. JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION. 2009;15(1):109–37.
MLA
Courtois, Cédric, Peter Mechant, Lieven De Marez, et al. “Gratifications and Seeding Behavior of Online Adolescents.” JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION 15.1 (2009): 109–137. Print.