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1279

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The constant interactions of individuals with IT lead individuals to integrate IT within their sense of self, thus developing an IT identity. Research on this topic has highlighted the positive impact of IT identity on exploratory use and performance. However, there are limited studies regarding IT identity's impact on users' subjective well-being. Using the self-change model, we expand the IT identity theory. We assert that generating an IT identity leads to integrating positive and negative attributes afforded by the IT within the users’ self-concept. The integration of positive attributes will have a positive effect on the users' subjective well-being, while negative attributes will have a negative effect. We propose testing our model using a longitudinal study. This study will make a theoretical contribution by expanding the IT identity theory and providing insights into the ambivalence of the users' change when generating an IT identity.

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Aug 10th, 12:00 AM

For Better and Worst: IT Identity and Subjective Well-being

The constant interactions of individuals with IT lead individuals to integrate IT within their sense of self, thus developing an IT identity. Research on this topic has highlighted the positive impact of IT identity on exploratory use and performance. However, there are limited studies regarding IT identity's impact on users' subjective well-being. Using the self-change model, we expand the IT identity theory. We assert that generating an IT identity leads to integrating positive and negative attributes afforded by the IT within the users’ self-concept. The integration of positive attributes will have a positive effect on the users' subjective well-being, while negative attributes will have a negative effect. We propose testing our model using a longitudinal study. This study will make a theoretical contribution by expanding the IT identity theory and providing insights into the ambivalence of the users' change when generating an IT identity.

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