A Survey of Privacy Knowledge, Privacy Attitude, the Degree of Privacy Concern, and Privacy Behavior on Social Network Sites for Taiwan’s Fifth to Eighth Graders—A Case Study of Facebook and Wretch
|關鍵字:||隱私知識;隱私態度;隱私在意程度;隱私行為;privacy knowledge;privacy attitude;the degree of privacy concern;privacy behavior|
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not student’s four privacy dimensions (privacy knowledge, privacy attitude, the degree of privacy concern, and privacy behavior) will be influenced by their gender, grades, and different social network sites. In addition, this study also probed if there were relations existing between Internet usage time on weekdays and weekends and the preceding four privacy dimensions. This study used stratified purposive sampling method and a questionnaire developed by the researcher. The participants were 425 students from fifth to eighth grades. The applied analysis methods included one-way MANOVA, paired-sample t test, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, and path analysis. According to results, the researcher makes relevant recommendations for future studies. The major findings are as follows: 1.Privacy knowledge: Gender had no impact on privacy knowledge; eighth grade Facebook users expressed worse performances on privacy knowledge; there were no relation between Internet usage time on weekdays/ weekends and privacy knowledge. 2.Privacy attitude: Gender had no impact on privacy attitude; Facebook users with lower grade were more cautious on privacy attitude; there were no relation between Internet usage time on weekdays/ weekends and privacy attitude. 3.Privacy concern: Female Wretch users had higher level on the degree of privacy concern ; fifth-grade Facebook users’ degree of privacy concern were higher than the eighth grade ones; The more Internet usage time on weekends of Wretch user, the less degree of their privacy concern. 4.Privacy behavior: Gender and grades had no impact on privacy behavior, and there were also no relation between Internet usage time on weekdays/ weekends and privacy behavior. 5.Privacy attitude and the degree of privacy concern had positive effects on privacy behavior, and privacy attitude had indirect effects on privacy behavior via the degree of privacy concern. Finally, based on the findings and conclusions of this study, the researcher proposed some suggestions for school teachers and future related research.
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