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dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, Christian Pieter
dc.contributor.authorLutz, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-21T13:49:12Z
dc.date.available2021-01-21T13:49:12Z
dc.date.created2019-09-18T11:51:08Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationPolicy & Internet. 2019, online first .en_US
dc.identifier.issn1944-2866
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/2724142
dc.description.abstractScholarship on political participation and the Internet has found that Internet use may foster both online and offline political participation, while also finding pronounced inequalities in online political participation based on demographic and psychological characteristics. The article advances our theoretical understanding of how inequalities in online and offline political participation emerge through cognitive pathways, by applying social cognitive theory to conceptualize the relationship between environmental influences, cognition and behavior. Using survey data from 1,488 Internet users in Germany, we investigate how the cognitive dispositions of social media self‐efficacy and online privacy concerns mediate the effect of socio‐demographics on Internet use, and online as well as offline political participation. Results indicate that younger citizens are more likely to engage in online political participation, while older, more educated, and male citizens are more likely to engage in offline political participation. Internet use is positively associated with online political participation, which is closely related to offline participation. Self‐efficacy fully mediates the effect of education and gender on Internet use and online political participation. Thus, Internet use simultaneously amplifies and mitigates pre‐existing participation divides, depending on users’ cognitive dispositions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.titleDigital Divides in Political Participation: The Mediating Role of Social Media Self-Efficacy and Privacy Concernsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionacceptedVersionen_US
dc.source.pagenumber24en_US
dc.source.volumeOnline firsten_US
dc.source.journalPolicy & Interneten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/poi3.225
dc.identifier.cristin1726148
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 275347en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 247725en_US
cristin.unitcode158,9,0,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for kommunikasjon og kultur
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