A cross-cultural validation of the web usage-related lifestyle scale: An empirical investigation in china

  title={A cross-cultural validation of the web usage-related lifestyle scale: An empirical investigation in china},
  author={Qiang Ye and Guoxin Li and Bin Gu},
  journal={Electronic Commerce Research and Applications},
This research discusses a cross-cultural validation in China of the Internet user lifestyle scale developed by Smith and Swinyard (2001). The scale was initially validated for United States online users in 2001 and later for European Union online users in 2005. Our analysis reveals that the lifestyle scale remains valid for online users in China. However, we find that the segmentation of online users in China based on the lifestyle scale differs markedly from what was found earlier in the… CONTINUE READING

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