Social Information/Influence/Context Model
Media perceptions and use are socially constructed.
- Fulk, Schmitz, and Steinfield (1990) proposes a model for technology use which is based on social context effects: social influence model of media use. Main point: [p. 121] Basic assumption of social influence model of media use: media perceptions are subjective/social constructed.
- Fulk, Schmitz, and Schwartz (1992) develop CMC context themes and propose a perspective on social context and context-behavior relations.
- Fulk, Steinfield, Schmitz, and Power (1987) explores social information processing as a model for media use.
- Bem (1972) describes attribution theory.
- Chesebro (1985) describes CMC used in interpersonal contexts by studying a BBS.
- Feenberg and Bellman (1990) social factors model posits that distinctive organizational features guide the design of CC systems.
- Feenberg (1989) asserts that types and use of CMC systems must be based on the sociology of the group.
- Feenberg (1992) traces the success of the French Teletel (Minitel) videotex system in France.
- Gattiker (1992c) suggest directions for future research in technology-mediated communication.
- Georgoudi and Rosnow (1985) describes contextualism from the perspective of the nature of context (as opposed from mechanistic assumptions). Main point: Contextualism is marked by recognizing communication as a process embedded in a constantly changing, cultural, cognitive, and social context.
- Hellerstein (1986) presents study of social uses of CMC at UMass-Amherst; CMC mediates and facilitates social life.
- Schmitz and Fulk (1991) describes media richness, social influence theory applied to organizations.
- Matheson (1991) examines the extent to which social perceptions in CMC are influenced by social information availability and based on internalized social expectations.
- Salancik and Pfeffer (1978) describes social information processing theory.
- Smilowitz, Compton, and Flint (1988) CMC changes the way people interact, accomplish comm. tasks.
- Lea (1992) introduces book on contextual influences on CMC.
- Martin, O'Shea, Fung, and Spears (1992) surveys 'flaming' phenomenon in CMC.
- Bandura (1986) describes social learning theory.
- Montes (1992) questions social presence theory, suggests interaction to be creator of context.
- Perry (1988) discusses use of contextualist approach to media effects.
- Thomas and Griffin (19XX) reviews literature on social information processing model.
- Tushman and Nadler (1978) puts forth an information processing model for organizations.