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Effects of using Korean Entertainment Information in SNS on Attitude toward Hallyu Contents and Hanllyu


Ruo Xi Li, HaiYan Jin, HaSung Hwang, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 87-96, Apr. 2017
10.7472/jksii.2017.18.2.87, Full Text:
Keywords: SNS, Sina Weibo, Korean Entertainment Information, Diffusion of Hallyu

Abstract

Since SNS has gained its popularity as the means of diffusion of Hallyu, this study aims to examine the relationships between SNS use and Hallyu. In particular, this study explored how the use of SNS as a tool for obtaining information about Korean entertainment influence Chinese attitude toward Hallyu and Hallyu contents In doing so, the study conducted the case of Sina Weibo, the most leading SNS in China. The survey questionnaire was administrated to college students who use Sina Weibo in China. Two hundreds forty one surveys were included in the final analysis. The result indicated that Sina Weibo use is strong predictor influencing attitude toward Hallyu and Hallyu contents. The more students use Sina Weibo to get Korean entertainment information the more they have positive attitude toward Hallyu contents and acceptance of Hallyu in their life. In addition, the study found that attitude toward Hallyu(in terms of acceptability) depends on the level of activity in the Sina Weibo among college students in China. In other words, the passive users (e.g. lurking) are more likely to adopt Hallyu rather than active users (e.g. people who are more likely to retweet Korean entertainment information on Sina Weibo or click 'like). Based on these findings the implications, limitations and directions for future studies are discussed.


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[APA Style]
Ruo Xi Li, HaiYan Jin, & HaSung Hwang (2017). Effects of using Korean Entertainment Information in SNS on Attitude toward Hallyu Contents and Hanllyu. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 18(2), 87-96. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.2.87.

[IEEE Style]
R. X. Li, H. Jin and H. Hwang, "Effects of using Korean Entertainment Information in SNS on Attitude toward Hallyu Contents and Hanllyu," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 87-96, 2017. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.2.87.

[ACM Style]
Ruo Xi Li, HaiYan Jin, and HaSung Hwang. 2017. Effects of using Korean Entertainment Information in SNS on Attitude toward Hallyu Contents and Hanllyu. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 18, 2, (2017), 87-96. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.2.87.