Situational Privacy and Self-Disclosure

Communication Processes in Online Environments

Authors: Masur, Philipp

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  • Synthesizes independently developed theories of privacy and self-disclosure into one comprehensive theoretical rationale
  • Provides an abstract framework that allows the antecedents of self-disclosure to be identified and systematized into personal and environmental as well as non-situational and situational factors
  • Empirically investigates the theory in the context of smartphone-based communication
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Using both a theoretical argumentation and an empirical investigation, this book rationalizes the view that in order to understand people’s privacy perceptions and behaviors, a situational perspective needs to be adopted.
To this end, the book is divided into three parts. Part I advances the theory of situational privacy and self-disclosure by discussing impacts of new information and communication technologies on traditional theories of privacy and self-disclosure. Based on five basic suppositions, it describes three major processes of the theory: pre-situational privacy regulations processes, situational privacy perception and self-disclosure processes, and post-situational evaluation processes.  Next, Part II presents the application of the theory to smartphone-based communication. It first analyses how people choose certain communication environments on their smartphones, how they manipulate them, and how these external factors affect self-disclosure within these environments. It then details a multi-method study conducted to test the derived assumptions and discusses the obtained results. Part III reflects on the overall implications of the theory, summarizes the major findings and lastly considers possible extensions and perspectives on future research.
Intended mainly for researchers in privacy and communication studies, the book offers privacy scholars a systematic review of both classic and contemporary theories of privacy and self-disclosure. At the same time, communication scholars benefit from an additional methodological discussion of the mobile experience sampling method, which provides an invaluable approach to measuring situational communication processes.

About the authors

Philipp K. Masur is a research assistant at the Department of Media Psychology at the School of Communication of the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany). His research aims to provide insights into computer-mediated communication, and he is especially interested in the psychological experience of privacy in online environments.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Situational Privacy and Self-Disclosure
Book Subtitle
Communication Processes in Online Environments
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78884-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78884-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78883-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 394
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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