%0 Journal Article
	%A Hsiu-Hua Cheng
	%D 2015
	%J International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 101, 2015
	%T The Antecedents of Facebook Check in Adoption Intention: The Perspective of Social Influence
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001093
	%V 101
	%X Recently, the competition between websites becomes
intense. How to make users “adopt” their websites is an issue of urgent
importance for online communities companies. Social procedures
(such as social influence) can possibly explain how and why users’
technologies usage behaviors affect other people to use the
technologies. This study proposes two types of social influences on the
initial usage of Facebook Check In-friends and group members.
Besides, this study combines social influences theory and social
network theory to explore the factors influencing initial usage of
Facebook Check In. This study indicates that Facebook friends’
previous usage of Facebook Check In and Facebook group members’
previous usage of Facebook Check In will positively influence focal
actors’ Facebook Check In adoption intention, and network centrality
will moderate the relationships among Facebook friends’ previous
usage of Facebook Check In, Facebook group members’ previous
usage of Facebook Check In and focal actors’ Facebook Check In
adoption intention. The article concludes with contributions to
academic research and practice.

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