The mediating role of proxy internet use on internet skills, uses and outcomes


The research group of the Centre for Social Informatics (CDI) with dr. Andraž Petrovčič, dr. Katja Prevodnik, and dr. Darja Grošelj, in collaboration with with dr. Bianca C. Reisdorf (Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA) published an article in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, titled »The role of proxy internet use in sequential pathways of digital exclusion: An empirical test of a conceptual model«.

The authors address the mediating role of proxy internet use on internet skills, uses and outcomes. This is the first study to present a conceptual elaboration and empirical validation of the implications that the relationship between two forms of proxy internet use has for digital engagement of internet users with different internet skills. The results demonstrated a notable difference between the roles of both types of proxy use. You can access the article for free for the first 50 days after publication.

The study was  supported by the Slovenian Research Agency under grants L5-9337, Z5-8234, J5-2558 and P5-0399. The Slovenian Research Agency also provided funding for bilateral collaboration between the Centre for Social Informatics (FSS, University of Ljubljana) and the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA (grant BI-US / 18-20-051).


Back to list of notificationsPublished: 16. November 2021 | Category: Publications