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Predicting personal debt and debt repayment: Psychological, social and economic determinants.
While personal debt has grown rapidly in the United Kingdom in recent years, posing problems for individuals, families and society, little empirical research has been conducted to date on everydayExpand
Rethinking the focus group in media and communications research
The focus group is a frequently used method in the social sciences. It is particularly useful when researchers seek to discover participants' meanings and ways of understanding. In this paper weExpand
Talk on Television: Audience Participation and Public Debate
Not only is everyday conversation increasingly dependent on television, but more and more people are appearing on television to discuss social and personal issues. Is any public good served by theseExpand
Privacy versus willingness to disclose in e-commerce exchanges: The effect of risk awareness on the relative role of trust and control
Abstract The Internet is increasingly being used as a medium to collect information for consumer profiling. However, attempts at data collection face potential difficulties due to consumers’Expand
Making Passwords Secure and Usable
TLDR
In-depth analysis of the interview data revealed that the degree to which users conform to security mechanisms depends on their perception of security levels, information sensitivity and compatibility with work practices, which may undermine system security overall. Expand
Psychological, social and economic determinants of saving: comparing recurrent and total savings
Saving is of interest to psychologists and economists because of its importance to both the individual and the economy. Economic theories have traditionally acknowledged psychological factors inExpand
Mass consumption and personal identity : everyday economic experience
Asking what money means to people and what role it plays in their everyday lives, this book considers how people save or borrow money, what they buy and why, whether they talk about money and toExpand
A qualititative approach to HCI research
Whilst science has a strong reliance on quantitative and experimental methods, there are many complex, socially based phenomena in HCI that cannot be easily quantified or experimentally manipulatedExpand
The perceived causal structure of loneliness.
  • P. Lunt
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 July 1991
TLDR
A causal network or perceived causal structure (Kelley, 1983) was derived by means of network analysis and revealed a complex lay theory of loneliness in which personality influenced group behavior, which in turn influenced psychological states and beliefs. Expand
The perceived causal structure of examination failure
The application of network analysis to the modelling of ordinary perceptions of causality was tested, using the explanations of examination failure reported in Stern & Weiner (1984). Subjects judgedExpand
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