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Title: Facebook, risk taking and privacy concerns : a study amongst young Maltese adults
Authors: Camillieri, Noelle
Keywords: Social networks
Sex differences
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The importance of social networking sites, especially amongst young adults has been increasing in recent years. There are growing concerns that users of social networking sites divulge too much personal information, thereby putting themselves at risk. This has led to an interest in factors that may have a bearing on the type and amount of information that users of social networking sites divulge online. Amongst the factors examined is the attitude to risk taking and privacy concerns (Fogel and Nehmad, 2009). This study replicates part of the Fogel and Nehmad (2009) study amongst 18 to 25 year old Maltese users of Facebook. Data was collected by means of an anonymous questionnaire through which information about behaviour on social networking sites, measures relating to privacy and disclosure and attitude to risk was obtained. It identified factors that co-vary with risky behaviour online and how these vary between genders.
Description: B.PSY.(HONS)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacSoW - 2011
Dissertations - FacSoWPsy - 2011

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