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Drawing the net: Internet identification, Internet use and the image of Internet users

Gavin, J.; Duffield, J.; Brosnan, M.J.; Joiner, R.; Maras, P. and Scott, A.J.. 2007. Drawing the net: Internet identification, Internet use and the image of Internet users. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 10(3), pp. 478-481. ISSN 1094-9313 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Theory and research suggest that Internet identification may account for some of the gender divide in Internet use. Internet identification is a type of domain identification, and is inherently bound with images of those who use the Internet, a domain traditionally conceived as masculine. Combining the “draw an Internet user” test with an Internet identification scale, this study tests two hypotheses: participants drawing gender-concordant images will (i) identify with and (ii) use the Internet more than those drawing gender-discordant images. Participants were 371 students (121 males, 250 females) from three universities in the United Kingdom and Australia. The need to challenge masculinized images of the Internet is discussed.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1089/cpb.2006.9928

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit

Dates:

DateEvent
1 January 2007Accepted
26 June 2007Published

Item ID:

20416

Date Deposited:

18 May 2017 16:41

Last Modified:

19 Mar 2019 11:50

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20416

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