Information and source credibility towards information adoption amongst upper secondary school students

  • Koko Srimulyo Airlangga University
  • Achmad Halim P
Keywords: adoption information model, twitter, social media


The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the information quality and source credibility affect the use and the process of information adoption, especially among upper secondary school students as Twitter users who are prone to hoaxes and fake news. Research subject and method: The stratified sample was 100 upper secondary school students in Surabaya who used Twitter and had read or followed threads. The respondents were asked questions to test their dependence on Twitter and their social media behaviour that affected the information adoption process. Information quality has a significant effect on usability, in contrast to source credibility which does not affect the usefulness of information; however, these two dependent variables have a strong relationship which intervenes in the information adoption process among upper secondary school students.


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How to Cite
Srimulyo, K., & Halim P, A. (2021). Information and source credibility towards information adoption amongst upper secondary school students. Jurnal Studi Komunikasi, 5(1), 74-91.