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Examining the Posters and Lurkers : Shyness , Sociability , and Community-related Attributes as Predictors of SNS Participation Online Status

@inproceedings{Tan2011ExaminingTP,
  title={Examining the Posters and Lurkers : Shyness , Sociability , and Community-related Attributes as Predictors of SNS Participation Online Status},
  author={Vicky L.M. Tan},
  year={2011}
}
The purpose of this study is to examine whether there is an inter-conversion between posters and lurkers, and to further measure the effects of shyness, sociability, and the community-related attributes on the social network sites (SNS) participation status (posting or lurking). Quantitative survey was conducted among 412 Hong Kong college students. Shyness and sociability were respectively measured by the shyness scale and sociability scale developed by Cheek and Buss (1981). Results show that… 

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