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Privacy, trust, and self-disclosure online

Joinson, Adam N. and Reips, Ulf-Dietrich and Buchanan, Tom and Paine Schofield , Carina B. (2010) Privacy, trust, and self-disclosure online. Human-Computer Interaction, 25 (1). pp. 1-24. ISSN 0737-0024

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07370020903586662

Abstract

Despite increased concern about the privacy threat posed by new technology and the Internet, there is relatively little evidence that people's privacy concerns translate to privacy-enhancing behaviors while online. In Study 1, measures of privacy concern are collected, followed 6 weeks later by a request for intrusive personal information alongside measures of trust in the requestor and perceived privacy related to the specific request (n = 759). Participants' dispositional privacy concerns, as well as their level of trust in the requestor and perceived privacy during the interaction, predicted whether they acceded to the request for personal information, although the impact of perceived privacy was mediated by trust. In Study 2, privacy and trust were experimentally manipulated and disclosure measured (n = 180). The results indicated that privacy and trust at a situational level interact such that high trust compensates for low privacy, and vice versa. Implications for understanding the links between privacy attitudes, trust, design, and actual behavior are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:8299
Deposited On:15 Jul 2010 15:05
Last Modified:15 Jul 2010 15:05

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