Explaining the Relationship between Internet Use and Interpersonal Trust: Taking into Account Motivation and Information Overload

@article{Beaudoin2008ExplainingTR,
  title={Explaining the Relationship between Internet Use and Interpersonal Trust: Taking into Account Motivation and Information Overload},
  author={Christopher E. Beaudoin},
  journal={J. Computer-Mediated Communication},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={550-568}
}
Although a growing body of empirical research has assessed the relationship between Internet use and social capital, little is known about what mechanisms underlie this relationship. The current study addresses this gap in the literature by articulating and testing a multi-step model specific to the development of interpersonal trust, a critical component of social capital. In considering the influence of Internet use on interpersonal trust, this model takes into account motivation and… CONTINUE READING

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