If internet credibility is so iffy, why the heavy use? The relationship between medium use and credibility

Carmen Stavrositu, S. Shyam Sundar

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Abstract

Just because we use the Internet extensively, does it mean we think it is very credible? Not necessarily. Results of a large survey (N = 1,089) reveal that Internet credibility is predicted by Internet use for information purposes but not by Internet use for entertainment purposes. Further, newspaper use appears to predict individuals' Internet use and perceptions of Internet credibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalCyberpsychology and Behavior
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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