Understanding work-related social media use: an extension of theory of planned behavior

Vertaalde titel van de bijdrage: Werkgerelateerd sociale media gebruik door de theorie van gepland gedrag

Ward van Zoonen, Joost Verhoeven, Wim Elving

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This study examines the motives of employees to engage in work
related social media use – i.e. the use of personal social media
accounts to communicate about work-related issues. The theory of
planned behavior (TPB) was used to explain this behavior.
Because social media can enable users to express their
identities, social identity expressiveness and self-identity
expressiveness were added to the TPB model. Through an online
questionnaire, using purposive sampling technique, 514 Dutch
employees were asked about their social media use and motivation
to do so. We used structural equation modelling (SEM) to test
our hypotheses. Results indicate that these identity constructs
enhance the predictive ability of the TPB. As such, workrelation
social media use is likely to take place spontaneously
rather than deliberately and consciously planned.
Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageWerkgerelateerd sociale media gebruik door de theorie van gepland gedrag
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)164-183
TijdschriftInternational journal of management, economics and social sciences
StatusPublished - 2014


  • sociale media
  • werkomgeving
  • werknemers
  • nederland


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