Predicting Citizens Acceptance of Government-led e-Participation Initiatives through Social Media: A Theoretical Model

dc.contributor.author Alarabiat, Ayman
dc.contributor.author Sá Soares, Delfina
dc.contributor.author Estevez, Elsa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-29T01:07:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-29T01:07:08Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-04
dc.description.abstract Whilst the idea of utilizing social media to advance government-led e-Participation initiatives has proliferated significantly in recent years, mostly such initiatives do not meet the intended expectations, as the majority of them fail to attract wider citizens’ audience. Overall, the key factors that could explain and predict citizens’ participation are not yet thoroughly identified. Therefore, the current study develops a theoretical citizen-centric model that seeks to explain and predict the intention of citizens’ behavior towards their involvement in government-led e-Participation initiatives through social media.The methodological approach is primarily based on utilizing and extending one of the well-known theories for describing a person acceptance behavior, namely the Theory of Planned Behavior. The model applies the main constructs of the Theory – attitude, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control; and complements them with several constructs drawn from relevant literature. The paper contributes to understanding the reasons why citizens decide to engage or not in government-led e-Participation initiatives through social media.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2017.345
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-0-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41501
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Acceptance model
dc.subject Electronic Government
dc.subject Electronic Participation
dc.subject Social media
dc.subject Theory of planned behavior.
dc.title Predicting Citizens Acceptance of Government-led e-Participation Initiatives through Social Media: A Theoretical Model
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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