The power of "we": Using instant messaging for student group project discussion

Aaron X.L. Shen, Matthew K.O. Lee, Christy M K CHEUNG, Wei Ping Wang

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    Abstract

    Online group work has been identified as an important issue in Web-based education for a long time. With the prevalence of instant messaging in adolescents, more and more students opt to choose this emerging synchronous communication medium for online group project discussion. In this paper, we-intention to use instant messaging for online group project discussion was examined and a research model of we-intention was proposed and empirically tested with 482 students in China. The research model explains 43.2% of the variance in we-intention and attitude, anticipated emotions, group norms and social identity are found statistically significant. Implications for both researchers and practitioners are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-41)
    PublisherIEEE
    ISBN (Print)0769530753, 9780769530758
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
    Event2008 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-41) - Waikoloa, Big Island, United States
    Duration: 7 Jan 200810 Jan 2008

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    PublisherIEEE
    ISSN (Print)1530-1605

    Conference

    Conference2008 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-41)
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWaikoloa, Big Island
    Period7/01/0810/01/08

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Engineering(all)

    User-Defined Keywords

    • E-collaboration
    • E-learning
    • Goal-directed emotion
    • Instant Messaging
    • Social Computing Technology
    • Social influence
    • Synchronous communication medium
    • Theory of reasoned action
    • We-Intention

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