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The experienced "sense" of a virtual community: characteristics and processes
E-commerce strategists advise companies to create virtual communities for their customers. But what does this involve? Research on face-to-face communities identifies the concept of "sense ofExpand
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Correlates of different forms of cyberloafing: The role of norms and external locus of control
Cyberloafing is the personal use of email and the Internet while at work. The purpose of this study is to identify the different forms of cyberloafing and their antecedents. We propose thatExpand
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Online mentoring and computer-mediated communication: New directions in research
While there has been a veritable explosion of online mentoring websites and opportunities within a wide variety of professions, very few academic articles to date have addressed this phenomenon. TheExpand
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Developing a Sense of Virtual Community Measure
  • A. Blanchard
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
  • 17 December 2007
Sense of virtual community is an important feature of virtual communities. This study develops a sense of virtual community (SOVC) measure, building off the strengths of a widely used measure ofExpand
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The Interaction of Work Stressors and Organizational Sanctions on Cyberloafing
The Internet has changed the way organizations do business by offering rapid communication and enhanced information access and distribution. Further, the Internet enables organizations to decreaseExpand
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Blogs as Virtual Communities: Identifying a Sense of Community in the Julie/Julia Project
Researchers, practitioners, and the media have used the term virtual community to refer to vastly different computer-mediated communication (CMC) groups. EBay, a soap opera newsgroup, The WELL, aExpand
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Testing a model of sense of virtual community
  • A. Blanchard
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Comput. Hum. Behav.
  • 1 September 2008
A distinguishing feature of virtual communities is their sense of community, i.e., their participants' feelings of membership, identity, influence, and attachment with each other. This study tests aExpand
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Sense of virtual community - maintaining the experience of belonging
E-commerce strategists advise companies to create virtual communities for their customers, but what is involved in establishing and maintaining virtual communities? This paper addresses twoExpand
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Virtual Communities and Social Capital
Putnam has developed a theory of social capital to explain the effect of decreasing community participation and civic engagement on declining institutional performance. Subsequently, there has beenExpand
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Followership Styles and Employee Attachment to the Organization
Successful followership is an important but understudied characteristic of employees. Following Kelley's (1992) followership conceptualization, we propose that there are two dimensions ofExpand
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