WWW掲示板を用いた電子コミュニティ形成過程に関する研究(<特集>ネットワーキングの社会心理学) [in Japanese] The formation process of electronic community on WWW bulletin board(<Special Issue>Social Psychology of Networking) [in Japanese]
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The formation process of electronic communities on WWW bulletin boards was observed for 6 months. Subjects were 106 Internet users were unacquainted with one another. They communicated freely on a WWW bulletin board. Based on time course change of the number of remarks, participants were classified into 3 groups; high-participation group, low-participation group, and early high-participation group, members of which made remarks only in the early days. Compared with the other groups, subjects in the high-paticipation group tended to more frequently use the network for sending information (e.g. making remarks on Netnews), and had higher communication skills, which formed a sub-structure of social skills. The results suggest that social skills were related to active participation in electronic communities.
- Japanese Journal of Social Psychology
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 14(3), 144-154, 1999
The Japanese Society of Social Psychology