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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Social Influences on U.S. Postdoctoral Researchers’ Participation in ResearchGate
by Ondis, April Landry, D.B.A., Saint Leo University, 2022, 88; 28152313
Abstract (Summary)

Academic social networking services (ASNS) will need to rely on the continued participation of their members in order to transition from venture-backed to self-sustaining businesses. Postdoctoral researchers, or PDRs, are likely to have a particular interest in membership participation as a means of distinguishing themselves professionally. The following paper is quantitative research into PDRs’ intent to participate in an ASNS from the perspectives of Social Influence Theory and Social Cognitive Theory. A survey of postdoctoral researcher users will identify the relationship between social influences and participation in an ASNS.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Clayton, Russell
Commitee: MacLennan, Helen , Embry, Kenneth
School: Saint Leo University
Department: School of Business
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 82/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Marketing, Web Studies, Mass communications
Keywords:, Academic social networking sites, Online communities, ResearchGate, Social cognitive theory, Social influence theory
Publication Number: 28152313
ISBN: 9798691290800
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