Multinational web uses and gratifications: Measuring the social impact of online community participation across national boundaries

Patricia Grace-Farfaglia, Ad Dekkers, Binod Sundararajan, Lois Peters, Sung-Hee Park
2006 Electronic Commerce Research  
This paper describes the rationale and findings from a multinational study of online uses and gratifications conducted in the United States, Korea, and the Netherlands in spring 2003. Survey questions developed in three languages by native speaking researchers was presented to approximately 400 respondents in each country via the Web. Web uses and gratifications were analyzed cross-nationally in a comparative fashion focusing on involvement in different types of on-line communities. Findings
more » ... icate that demographic characteristics, cultural values, and Internet connection type emerged as critical factors that explain why the same technology is adopted differently.
doi:10.1007/s10660-006-5989-6 fatcat:2xumeqmqgzcj5dyd6gtjgy77g4