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Autor
Viluckiene Jolita (Kleipeda Univeristy), Ruškus Jonas (Vytautas Magnus University)
Tytuł
Configurations of Using Social Networking Sites and Perceived Online Social Capital Among Adults With and Without Disabilities
Źródło
Polish Sociological Review, 2017, nr 3, s. 387-403, rys., tab., bibliogr. 52 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Serwisy społecznościowe, Kapitał społeczny, Osoby niepełnosprawne
Social networking, Social capital, Disabled people
Uwagi
summ., This research was funded by European Union Structural Funds project "Postdoctoral Fellowship Implementation in Lithuania" within the framework of the Measure for Enhancing Mobility of Scholars and Other Researchers and the Promotion of Student Research (VP1-3.1-ŠMM-01) of the Program of Human Resources Development Action Plan.
Abstrakt
Drawing on nationally representative survey 2014 data, this article examines the implications of social networking sites (SNS) use and the relationship with perceived online social capital among Lithuanian adults with and without disabilities. By contributing to the wide academic discussion on the value of online and social networks for people with disabilities, this research shows that intensive participation on SNS (as Facebook) presupposes stronger affective and evaluative dimensions of social capital. This relatively strong affective and evaluative social capital perception is more characteristic of the persons with disabilities (both with physical and sensory disabilities) than the persons without disabilities. The research data also shows that adults with physical disabilities mainly benefit from SNS as a bridging capital resource thanks to its various practical benefits, established connections and contacts, and participation according to one's interests by bypassing the limitations posed by the physical environment. These results add to the positive, optimistic information technology and disability studies discourse which argues that the use of social networking sites is of higher value to the persons with disabilities than the persons without disabilities. (original abstract)
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