Do They? - About the Possible Motive-related Influence on User Behavior in (Business-) Social Network Sites: A Theroretical State of Research

Jana-Eva Dietel

Abstract

Social network sites (SNSs) - as an application of the Web 2.0 - play an important role in the redefinition of communication and social networking. Despite the massive influence of SNSs regarding our networking-behavior in terms of both, private and business matters, little is known about how motivational components (especially considering the affiliation-, achievement- and power motive) affect user behavior in SNSs. First studies like those of Heser et al., (2015) showed first impressions of how a person’s motivational setup influences the utilization of SNSs. However there is still a wide knowledge gap when applying the few findings to SNSs such as Xing and LinkedIn, which focus on business-relevant usability. This article intends to assess a theoretical overview, highlighting not only findings but also known gaps. We conclude with our planned steps of future examinations and a recommendation for further research of the motive-related influence on user behavior in (business-) SNSs.

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Dietel J. (2015). Do They? - About the Possible Motive-related Influence on User Behavior in (Business-) Social Network Sites: A Theroretical State of Research . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: STDIS, (WEBIST 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-106-9, pages 662-669. DOI: 10.5220/0005527806620669


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@conference{stdis15,
author={Jana-Eva Dietel},
title={Do They? - About the Possible Motive-related Influence on User Behavior in (Business-) Social Network Sites: A Theroretical State of Research},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: STDIS, (WEBIST 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={662-669},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005527806620669},
isbn={978-989-758-106-9},
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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: STDIS, (WEBIST 2015)
TI - Do They? - About the Possible Motive-related Influence on User Behavior in (Business-) Social Network Sites: A Theroretical State of Research
SN - 978-989-758-106-9
AU - Dietel J.
PY - 2015
SP - 662
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DO - 10.5220/0005527806620669