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|
|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|
|Depositing User:||Computing Research|
|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2011 16:31|
|Last Modified:||19 Nov 2013 11:46|
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