Extent of private information disclosure on online social networks: An exploration of Facebook mobile phone users

Victoria Kisekka, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, H. Raghav Rao

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Abstract

The present study adopts the Communication Privacy Management theory and investigates the factors that influence the extent of private information disclosure of Facebook mobile phone users. Using a sample size of 488 adult mobile phone users, the study further investigates the differential impact of age on the extent of private information disclosure. Results from the logistic regressions run reveal that use of smartphones to access social networking sites, use of multiple social networks, and being female decrease the likelihood of private information disclosure. In addition, usability problems increase the likelihood of information disclosure by older adults. The analyses show no association between perceived benefit and private information disclosure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2722-2729
Number of pages8
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Facebook
  • Information disclosure
  • Mobile phone users
  • Older adults
  • Online privacy
  • Online social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Psychology(all)

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