Understanding the intentions behind illegal downloading: A comparative study of American and Korean college studentsTelematics and Informatics (2015)
The purpose of this study is to examine what factors predict college students’ intentions to download digital content through unauthorized peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing sites. This study also attempts to explore how cultural contexts are related to those intentions among college students in the US and Korea. Consistent with previous studies using the theory of planned behavior (TPB), the current study using survey data shows that the theory can predict people’s behavioral intentions in the context of illegal downloading. However, across three different types of variables for predicting intention to download digital content through unauthorized P2P sites (i.e. social psychological variables, TPB variables, and expanded TPB variables), several significant differences were revealed between American and Korean students. The findings show that cultural differences may play an important role with regard to people’s intentions to engage in illegal downloading.
- Digital piracy,
- Peer-to-peer file-sharing,
- Theory of planned behavior,
- Attitude functional theory
Citation InformationYoonmo Sang, Jeongki Lee, Yeora Kim and Hyung-Jin Woo. "Understanding the intentions behind illegal downloading: A comparative study of American and Korean college students" Telematics and Informatics Vol. 32 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 333 - 343
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yoonmo-sang/13/