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David J. Atkin
University of Connecticut
140Publications
26H-index
2,283Citations
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#1Cheng-Ting Peng (NCTU: National Chiao Tung University)H-Index: 1
#2Tai-Yee Wu (NCTU: National Chiao Tung University)H-Index: 1
Last.David J. Atkin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 26
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Abstract This study examines the effects of Instagram fitspiration images on male viewers' work out intention by integrating the processes of social comparison and social cognitive theory. The results from 1428 Instagram users in Taiwan, with the directions of comparison (upward, lateral, and downward) manipulated, indicate that upward comparisons with attractive models would strengthen self-improvement motives related to working out. In addition, pleasant affective responses to the images and o...
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#1Jill E. Rudd (CSU: Cleveland State University)H-Index: 11
#2Kimberly A. Neuendorf (CSU: Cleveland State University)H-Index: 21
Last.George B. Ray (CSU: Cleveland State University)H-Index: 8
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ABSTRACTThis study examined conflict, parenting communication style, and attitudes regarding the parent-child relationship for a marginalized special population: incarcerated mothers and their chil...
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#1Tao (Jennifer) Ma (WSU: Winona State University)H-Index: 1
#2David J. Atkin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 26
Last.Arthur Van Lear (UConn: University of Connecticut)
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In a literature where different research approaches generate inconsistent effects, we examine negative TV advertising effects on public support ratings of presidential candidates over time. Weekly national advertising and poll data from 2011 and 2012 were analyzed via (a) pooled time series analysis with growth curve modeling and (b) individual time serial dependency analysis with autoregressive integrated moving average. Study results support a social influence model derived from attribution th...
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#1Tai-Yee Wu (NCTU: National Chiao Tung University)H-Index: 1
#2David J. Atkin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 26
This study examines the effects of online anonymity and different sources of social influence on the Spiral of Silence phenomenon in online news discussions about abortion. The results (N = 339) substantiated that technical anonymity predicts one’s perceived anonymity, but only the latter significantly increases one’s willingness to post personal opinions in the comment sections. Perceived support from other commenters was also found to reduce the online Spiral of Silence phenomenon. With fear o...
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#1Kimberly Embacher Martin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 1
#2Rory McGloin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 7
Last.David J. Atkin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 26
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ABSTRACTObjective: This study investigated body dissatisfaction, neuroticism, and sex as potential predictors of calorie-tracking app usage amongst undergraduate college students. Participants: College students (N = 491) were recruited from a large northeastern university in October 2015. Methods: Participants completed an online survey asking about their sex, body dissatisfaction, neuroticism, and use of apps that track calories. Results: Analyses revealed that female sex and body dissatisfacti...
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#1Linda DamH-Index: 1
#2Deya RoyH-Index: 1
Last.Dana RogersH-Index: 1
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The present study employs an audience-centered approach to examine motivations for mobile fitness app use. We explicate and test an Integrated Technology Adoption model, which incorporates perspectives on competition, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and audience uses and gratifications. An online survey of 469 respondents reveals that app adoption intentions were predicted by internal competition orientations and gratifications, exercise self-efficacy, social utility motives, and attitudes toward th...
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#1Yue WuH-Index: 1
#2Yi Mou (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)H-Index: 3
Last.David J. Atkin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 26
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ABSTRACTThe subject of homosexuality remains taboo in contemporary China, given that the public maintains a considerably negative attitude toward the subject. Recent Pew Research indicates that, on average, 21% of Chinese respondents believe that homosexuality should be accepted. However, parallel surveys of Internet users paint a different picture, as online surveys found a more liberal atmosphere toward homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The online and offline discrepancy in attitudes toward...
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#1Mary Helen Millham (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 1
#2David J. Atkin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 26
Online social networks are designed to encourage disclosure while also having the ability to disrupt existing privacy boundaries. This study assesses those individuals who are the most active online: “Digital Natives.” The specific focus includes participants’ privacy beliefs; how valuable they believe their personal, private information to be; and what risks they perceive in terms of disclosing this information in a fairly anonymous online setting. A model incorporating these concepts was teste...
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#1Tao (Jennifer) Ma (WSU: Winona State University)H-Index: 1
#2David J. Atkin (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 26
This meta-analysis addresses credibility concerns for online health information.A collection of empirical studies addressing user-generated content was analyzed.We synthesized 22 effect sizes drawn from empirical studies of 1346 participants.Source credibility had no influence on perceived information credibility.The platform where the information was posted might be a contingent factor. The present study provides a meta-analysis of perceived credibility concerns for user-generated-online-health...
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#1Rory McGloinH-Index: 7
#2Kimberly EmbacherH-Index: 2
Last.David J. AtkinH-Index: 26
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