The Role of the Perceived Quality of Information and of the Risk – taking Propensity for News Sharing on Facebook

Delia Cristina BALABAN, Sorana CONSTANTINESCU, Lorina CULIC Maria MUSTĂȚEA, Anișoara PAVELEA


Abstract:

News sharing on social network sites is a common nowadays activity with complex implications. Our model combines content characteristics such as perceived information quality with the intensity of SNS use and risk propensity as predictors for news sharing on Facebook. We conducted a survey (N= 586) consists of early stage adults from Romania and Germany. In line with previous research, perceived information enjoyability and perceived information relevance are predictors for news sharing for both groups. Contrary to previous literature, perceived information reliability do not influence news sharing. Risk-taking propensity has also no influence on news sharing for none of our researched group.

Keywords: News sharing; Information quality; Risk; Social media; Facebook

DOI: 10.24193/jmr.35.2

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