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Social Media and Online Political Communication: The Role of Interpersonal Informational Trust and Openness

Himelboim, I., Lariscy, R. W., Tinkham, S. F., & Sweetser, K. D.
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56 (1), (S. 92–115).
2012

This study examines relationships among interpersonal informational trust and openness with Internet-based political activities and attitudes. Conceptually, it proposes the categorization of online spaces and activities as consumption or interaction types, and classifies interpersonal informational trust within inner and outer circles. Interpersonal informational trust was found to be positively associated with perception of online activities as political participation. It also was associated with use of all types of online media for purposes of political communication, but mostly with online spaces that require interaction with others. Interpersonal political openness showed positive association with the use of interactive-type Web sites for purposes of political communication.

Zitation (APA)

Himelboim, I., Lariscy, R. W., Tinkham, S. F., & Sweetser, K. D. (2012). Social Media and Online Political Communication: The Role of Interpersonal Informational Trust and Openness. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56(1), 92–115.