Internet Research: Volume 31 Issue 2


Table of contents

Negative emotions shape the diffusion of cancer tweets: toward an integrated social network–text analytics approach

Xiaohui Wang, Edmund W.J. Lee

Drawing on the cognitive-functional model of emotions and emotional contagion, the authors aim to examine the role of negative emotions in the diffusion of cancer tweets.

Link between social distancing, cognitive dissonance, and social networking site usage intensity: a country-level study during the COVID-19 outbreak

Tanusree Chakraborty, Anup Kumar, Parijat Upadhyay, Yogesh K. Dwivedi

Social distancing is an important strategy to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is imperative to understand the behavioral impact of social distancing on…


Three-way interaction effect of social media usage, perceived task interdependence and perceived participative leadership on employee creativity

Lifan Chen, Bowen Zheng, Hefu Liu, Manting Deng

Despite the growing use of social media in many organizations, managers face the challenges of how to effectively manage social media usage (SMU) in the workplace to ensure…


How ambidextrous social networking service users balance different social capital benefits: an evidence from WeChat

Daqing Zheng, Lin Huang, Ki Joon Kim

Social networking services (SNSs) have been praised for their social capital (SC) benefits. However, the time displacement hypothesis in Internet research may challenge such an…

The effects of abusive supervision, emotional exhaustion and organizational commitment on cyberloafing: a moderated-mediation examination

Pang Kiam Lim, Kian Yeik Koay, Wei Ying Chong

Cyberloafing (employees' non-work-related online activities at work) has become a common workplace problem for many organizations. Research investigating the underlying mechanisms…


The impact of a sense of virtual community on online community: does online privacy concern matter?

Jihye Kim, Hyung-Min Kim, Minseong Kim

The purpose of this study is to investigate the structural relationships between a sense of virtual community (SOVC), community satisfaction, community involvement, community…


Roles of information propagation of Chinese microblogging users in epidemics: a crisis management perspective

Li Sun, Patrick Cheong-Iao Pang, Yain-Whar Si

The purpose of this research is to investigate the usage characteristics and the information propagation patterns of Chinese microblogs in different stages of an epidemic, given…

Accurately or accidentally? Recommendation agent and search experience in over-the-top (OTT) services

Yeeun Kwon, Jaecheol Park, Jai-Yeol Son

Over-the-top (OTT) services, which provide streaming media through all devices in online setting, have surpassed the traditional content providers in the market. However, there is…


The missing link in the promotion of customer engagement: the roles of brand fan page attractiveness and agility

Stephanie Hui-Wen Chuah, Eugene Cheng-Xi Aw, Ming-Lang Tseng

The purpose of this study is threefold, which is as follows: investigate the mediating effect of brand fan page attractiveness on the relationship between user gratifications and…


I am you, you are me: game character congruence with the ideal self

Dong Woo Ko, Jihye Park

The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of congruence between the ideal self-image of a game player and the game character on identification and interaction with…


The effects of anchoring on backers' pledge in reward-based crowdfunding: evidence from Taiwanese market

Ying-Feng Kuo, Cheng-Han Lin, Jian-Ren Hou

Crowdfunding allows enterprises or individuals to collect funds from numerous other individuals. This study applies the anchoring effect and range theory in reward-based…

Staying in a hotel or peer-to-peer accommodation sharing? A discrete choice experiment with online reviews and discount strategies

Shixuan Fu, Xusen Cheng, Ying Bao, Anil Bilgihan, Fevzi Okumus

This study aims to elicit the preferences of potential travelers for different property listings' attributes (online review number, positive valence rate of reviews and discount…


Cyberchondria: a systematic review

Han Zheng, Sei-Ching Joanna Sin, Hye Kyung Kim, Yin-Leng Theng

Cyberchondria describes excessive or repeated online health-related information seeking associated with an increased level of health anxiety. Given the nascent nature of the…


Hierarchical value-attainment paths of CBEC consumers: a means-end-chain perspective

Xiao-Yu Xu, Syed Muhammad Usman Tayyab, Fang-Kai Chang, Kai Zhao

This study elicits the critical attributes, consequences and values associated with the purchasing process in the context of cross-border e-commerce (CBEC). The purpose is to…


Social gamification affordances in the green IT services: perspectives from recognition and social overload

Jialiang Huang, Liyun Zhou

Recently, both practitioners and researchers are beginning to recognize the great potential of social gamification in green information technology (IT) services. This study…

Cover of Internet Research



Online date, start – end:


Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open Access:



  • Dr Christy Cheung