Semseddin Gunduz


The purpose of this study was to set forth the relationship between the individuals’ states to adopt social networks and social intelligence and analyze both concepts according to various variables. Research data were collected from 1145 social network users in the online media by using the Adoption of Social Network Scale and Social Intelligence Scale during the summer, 2015. Status of the participants to adopt social networks was medium, and their social intelligence states were at a high level. There was no relationship between the adoption of social networks and social intelligence states and the gender of the participants. Adoption of social networks and social intelligence levels of university graduates were significantly higher than primary school graduates. Social information process and social skill sub-dimensions located in the Social Intelligence Scale has a significant positive correlation with all sub-dimensions except social impact sub-dimension of Social Networks Adoption Scale (usefulness, ease of use, facilitating conditions, community identity). There is a significant positive relationship between the social network adoption levels of individuals and the level of social intelligence. Social intelligence in general, can explain the 2.25% of social network adoption situation.


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