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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Finance & Decision Sciences

Title

Gender differences in intentional social action: We-intention to engage in social network-facilitated team collaboration

Language

English

Abstract

The growth and popularity of Web 2.0 applications help people to build and maintain their social networks online and further encourage social network-facilitated team collaboration. In this study, we conceptualized the use of instant messaging in social network-facilitated team collaboration as an intentional social action and further investigated the effect of gender differences in the development of we-intention (i.e. collective intention) to engage in such collaboration. A research model was developed and empirically tested with 482 university students in Mainland China. The results demonstrated that the effects of attitude, positive anticipated emotions, and group norms on we-intention were more important for men, whereas the effects of social identity and negative anticipated emotions were more significant for women to collectively participate in social network-facilitated team collaboration. We believe the implications of this study would shed considerable light on both research and practice. © 2010 JIT Palgrave Macmillan.

Keywords

anticipated emotions, gender, instant messaging, social influence, social networking, we-intention

Publication Date

2010

Source Publication Title

Journal of Information Technology

Volume

25

Issue

2

Start Page

152

End Page

169

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

ISSN (print)

02683962

ISSN (electronic)

14664437

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