Centre for Social Informatics PhD student wins best paper award

Date posted

15 September 2016

PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has won a best paper award with co-authors Ruoyun Lin and Debora Jeske at the 15th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society.

The winning paper is entitled ‘Influences and benefits of role models on social media’. On the basis of their empirical work, the authors argue that having a role model is associated with greater perceived support for one’s career aspirations, and access to information. In addition, those who have role models online report that their online profiles give more realistic self-presentations of their values and priorities. These individuals also have higher expectations of reciprocity in online environments.

For further information please see: https://hazelhall.org/2016/09/19/congratulations-lyndsey-jenkins-co-author-of-best-paper-at-i3e2016/