Explaining social networking sites’ use continuance from employees’ perspectives

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Purpose: This paper aims to better comprehend the psychological elements that drive the adoption of social networking sites (SNS). The paper attempts to explain the reasons why people sustainably use social networking websites in the workplace and how this happens. Design/methodology/approach: Using a survey to collect data that was analyzed using structural equation modeling by applying the partial least squares technique. Findings: The results indicated that SNS use continuance was due more to habit rather than established perceived and normative beliefs such as satisfaction and social norms. Research limitations/implications: The authors recommend that the model in the study be tested in other technology environments to evaluate the external validity of the research study. The research was based on an unspecific platform, but each SNS may have its singularity that should merit further consideration. Practical implications: Peers or coworker influences were noticeable in shaping one’s normative beliefs to continue using SNS in the organization. In this regard, it will be interesting to identify the mechanisms that raise the awareness of SNS in the employees’ social networks in the organization. Specifically, it will be an advantage to reach out to peers in promoting SNS use in the organization because they speak the same language as their fellow employees. Originality/value: Despite several benefits related to SNS use in organizations, studies showed that most of these technologies are boycotted in the workplace. Although extensive studies are dedicated to understanding information and communication technology use continuance in general, this paper aims to inform both academicians interested in the use of enterprise SNS for business purposes and business actors concerned with growing SNS usage and retaining its users in their organizations. The paper will contribute to information systems continuance literature by integrating and extending two major theoretical frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-198
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Systems and Information Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • End-users
  • Modeling
  • Organizations
  • Quantitative study
  • SNS
  • Social networking sites
  • Use continuance


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