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Authors: Reinecke, Leonard
Klimmt, Christoph
Meier, Adrian
Reich, Sabine
Hefner, Dorothée
Knop-Huelss, Katharina
Rieger, Diana
Vorderer, Peter
Title: Permanently online and permanently connected : development and validation of the Online Vigilance Scale
Online publication date: 7-Nov-2018
Language: english
Abstract: Smartphones and other mobile devices have fundamentally changed patterns of Internet use in everyday life by making online access constantly available. The present paper offers a theoretical explication and empirical assessment of the concept of online vigilance, referring to users’ permanent cognitive orientation towards online content and communication as well as their disposition to exploit these options constantly. Based on four studies, a validated and reliable self-report measure of online vigilance was developed. In combination, the results suggest that the Online Vigilance Scale (OVS) shows a stable factor structure in various contexts and user populations and provides future work in communication, psychology, and other social sciences with a new measure of the individual cognitive orientation towards ubiquitous online communication.
DDC: 150 Psychologie
150 Psychology
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 02 Sozialwiss., Medien u. Sport
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-585539
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: PLOS ONE
Pages or article number: e0205384
Publisher: PLOS
Publisher place: San Francisco, California, US
Issue date: 2018
ISSN: 1932-6203
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Publisher DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205384
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