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Article: Cultivating the sense of belonging and motivating user participation in virtual communities: A social capital perspective

TitleCultivating the sense of belonging and motivating user participation in virtual communities: A social capital perspective
Authors
KeywordsSense Of Belonging
Social Capital
User Participation
Virtual Communities
Issue Date2012
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijinfomgt
Citation
International Journal Of Information Management, 2012, v. 32 n. 6, p. 574-588 How to Cite?
AbstractVirtual communities (VCs) are attracting more attention as they provide a platform for people to share experiences and knowledge, which may further impact their purchase decisions. From a social capital perspective, this study investigated factors that cultivate a VC member's sense of belonging and their effects on facilitating his participation in the VC in terms of the intentions to get and share experiences and knowledge. The results indicated that three factors that relate to three dimensions of social capital in the VC - familiarity with members in the VC from the structural dimension, perceived similarity with other members from the cognitive dimension, and trust in other members from the relational dimension - are all positively related to the sense of belonging, which affects intentions to get and share knowledge and mediates the relationships between social capital factors and a VC member's intentions to participate. © 2012.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178073
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.692
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.173
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dc.contributor.authorZhao, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorLu, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorChau, PYKen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:41:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:41:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Information Management, 2012, v. 32 n. 6, p. 574-588en_US
dc.identifier.issn0268-4012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178073-
dc.description.abstractVirtual communities (VCs) are attracting more attention as they provide a platform for people to share experiences and knowledge, which may further impact their purchase decisions. From a social capital perspective, this study investigated factors that cultivate a VC member's sense of belonging and their effects on facilitating his participation in the VC in terms of the intentions to get and share experiences and knowledge. The results indicated that three factors that relate to three dimensions of social capital in the VC - familiarity with members in the VC from the structural dimension, perceived similarity with other members from the cognitive dimension, and trust in other members from the relational dimension - are all positively related to the sense of belonging, which affects intentions to get and share knowledge and mediates the relationships between social capital factors and a VC member's intentions to participate. © 2012.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijinfomgten_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Information Managementen_US
dc.subjectSense Of Belongingen_US
dc.subjectSocial Capitalen_US
dc.subjectUser Participationen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Communitiesen_US
dc.titleCultivating the sense of belonging and motivating user participation in virtual communities: A social capital perspectiveen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChau, PYK: pykchau@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2012.02.006en_US
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