Internet Research: Volume 28 Issue 2


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Investigating the impact of mobile SNS addiction on individual’s self-rated health

Yajiong Xue, Yuanyuan Dong, Mengyun Luo, Dandan Mo, Wei Dong, Zhiruo Zhang, Huigang Liang

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how WeChat addiction influences users’ physical, mental, and social health.


Individualism and internet addiction: the mediating role of psychological needs

Ibrahim Arpaci, Şahin Kesici, Mustafa Baloğlu

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mediating role of psychological needs in the association between individualism and internet addiction.


Depression and social anxiety in relation to problematic smartphone use: The prominent role of rumination

Jon D. Elhai, Mojisola Tiamiyu, Justin Weeks

Previous research has found support for depression and anxiety severity in association with both increased and problematic smartphone use. However, little research has explored…


Relationship between e-servicescape and purchase intention among heavy and light internet users

Hsu-Ju Teng, Jia-Jen Ni, Hsiao-Han Chen

Previous studies of e-servicescapes have considered general internet consumers as the main research subjects; however, some studies have argued that heavy users are the main…


Incorporation of health consciousness into the technology readiness and acceptance model to predict app download and usage intentions

Mei-Fang Chen, Neng-Pai Lin

The purpose of this paper is to extend the technology readiness and acceptance model (TRAM) to consider an individual’s health consciousness (HC), thereby improving the capability…


Demystifying continuous participation in game applications at social networking sites: A social playfulness design perspective

Yi Wu, Tingru Cui, Na Liu, Yimeng Deng, Junpeng Guo

Drawn from the social playfulness literature and the elaboration likelihood model, the purpose of this paper is to propose and test a research model to examine users’ continuous…

Determinants of users’ information dissemination behavior on social networking sites: An elaboration likelihood model perspective

Juan Shi, Ping Hu, Kin Keung Lai, Gang Chen

As a new communication paradigm, social networking sites (SNS) have boosted information diffusion and viral marketing. Prior researchers have identified various factors affecting…


Communicating effectively about CSR on Twitter: The power of engaging strategies and storytelling elements

Theo Araujo, Jana Kollat

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication is becoming increasingly important for brands and companies. Social media such as Twitter may be platforms particularly suited…


The impact of perceived online service quality on swift guanxi: Implications for customer repurchase intention

Si Shi, Ren Mu, Lin Lin, Yang Chen, Gang Kou, Xue-Jiao Chen

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of online service quality on swift guanxi that influences customer repurchase intention and the moderating role of gender in…


Understanding mobile payment users’ continuance intention: a trust transfer perspective

Xiongfei Cao, Lingling Yu, Zhiying Liu, Mingchuan Gong, Luqman Adeel

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mechanism of building trust during the transition from online payment to mobile payment, as well as to examine the effect of trust…


Confusion in internet retailing: causes and consequences

Marion Garaus

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the new construct online shopper confusion and to identify online confusion causes and consequences.


Consumer’s intention to use self-service parcel delivery service in online retailing: An empirical study

Yuangao Chen, Jing Yu, Shuiqing Yang, June Wei

Online retailers widely use self-service parcel delivery as a solution to the last-mile logistics problems. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors that affect the…

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