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Table 4 Factors classified under stimulus

From: Understanding students’ behavior in online social networks: a systematic literature review

Category Dimension Factor References
Stimuli Social stimulus Social support Chae et al. (2017), Kim et al. (2011)
Social presence Cheung et al. (2011), Lim and Richardson (2016)
Social enhancement Ifinedo (2016), Cheung et al. (2011)
Strength of social ties Kim et al. (2015), Chang and Heo (2014)
Size of social networks Kim et al. (2015), Chang and Heo (2014)
Social communication Lee (2015), Ndasauka et al. (2016)
  Personal stimulus Emotional needs Zheng Wang et al. (2012a, b)
Cognitive needs Zheng Wang et al. (2012a, b)
Social needs Zheng Wang et al. (2012a, b)
Information seeking Kim et al. (2011)
Hedonic motivation Moghavvemi et al. (2017a, b)
  OSN characteristics Facilitating condition Nawi et al. (2017), Borrero et al. (2014), Mazman and Usluel (2010), Moghavvemi et al. (2017a, b)
Perceived usefulness Chang and Chen (2014), Doleck et al. (2017), Mazman and Usluel (2010), Borrero et al. (2014), Arteaga Sánchez et al. (2014), Teo et al. (2017)
Content creation Eid and Al-Jabri (2016)