Does low self-control explain voluntary disclosure of personal information on the Internet?
Yu, Sz De
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Yu, Szde. 2014. Does low self-control explain voluntary disclosure of personal information on the Internet?. Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 37, August 2014:pp 210–215
In this study we explore the relationship between self-control and self-disclosure of personal information. As proposed by Gottfredson and Hirschi in self-control theory, low self-control is believed to lead to a variety of criminal behaviors as well as other risk-taking behaviors. Research suggests revealing personal information on the Internet to the public entails many risks. Our study found such self-disclosure can be adequately accounted for by low self-control. Although the dimensionality of self-control has been debated in the literature, our study found that self-control, either as a unidimensional or as a multidimensional measure, has a strong relationship with self-disclosure, even after controlling for age, gender, race, and education. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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