Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation.

Cruickshank, Peter, Edelmann, Noella and Smith, Colin F (2010) Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation. In: Electronic Government and Electronic Participation. Trauner, Linz, Austria, pp. 275-282. ISBN 978-3-85499-766-5

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As one form of online political participation, the e-petitioning is seen as a response to a perceived decline in public trust of political institutions and the associated symptoms of political disengagement. This paper uses the psychological concepts of self-efficacy, prosocial behaviour and lurking and shows how they could be applied to e-participation, in particular in the context of the decision to sign a petition (or not). Different models are examined and some potential future research areas are identified.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-85499-766-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online political participation; e-petition; political disengagement; e-participation; self-efficacy;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Library of Congress Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Item ID: 3893
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 16:31
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 11:46

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