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Essays on virtual ego development
This dissertation proposes a new paradigm that may lay the groundwork for analyzing various aspects of online users' behaviors. The main idea of this paradigm is that a user's behavior in a virtual society is the projection ...
Moving vertically: A research method, grounded in the social sciences, about the built environment's influence on social integration
Paradigms have emerged pertaining to the theory of person-environment relationships specific to people with mobility conditions. Disability, according to the social model, is not a function of the person but of the ...
Three essays on e-public services and information assurance: Risks, beliefs, preferences, and user acceptance in the context of compliance and anti/counter-terrorism services
This dissertation investigates various aspects of government-citizen interaction mediated by information and communication technologies, with an ultimate objective of assuring a high level of public acceptance and stable ...
The role of psychological ownership and social identity in e-business: Strategies for building e-loyalty towards blog services
The explosive demand for personal blogs has led many companies, including giant portal companies to launch the blog business, threatening existing Blogging Service Providers (BSPs). Building prior customer e-loyalty is ...