Research

Research

Journal articles

  1. Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., & Lin, J.-H. (2018). What predicts selective avoidance on social media: A study of political unfriending in Hong Kong and Taiwan. American Behavioral Scientist. (SSCI listed, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary, IF:1.311, 30/96)
  2. Jaidka, K., Ahmed, S., Skoric, M. M. & Hilbert, M. (2018). Predicting elections from social media: A three-country, three-method comparative study. Asian Journal of Communication. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF=0.638, 62/79)
  3. Nan, Z. & Skoric, M. M. (2018). Media use and environmental engagement: Examining differential gains from news media and social media. International Journal of Communication, 12, 380-403. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF=1.498, 25/79)
  4. Zhu, Q., Skoric M. M., & Peng, T. Q. (2018). Citizen’s use of the internet and public service delivery: A longitudinal study of the first-level administrative divisions in China (1997-2014). International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, 5(3), 32-42. (ESCI listed)
  5. Zhu, Q., Skoric, M. M., & Shen, F. (2017). I shield myself from thee: Selective avoidance on social media during political protests. Political Communication, 34(1), 112-131. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF=2.467, 10/79)
  6. Park, Y., & Skoric, M. M. (2017). Personalized ad in your Google Glass? Wearable technology, hands-off data collection, and new policy imperative. Journal of Business Ethics, 142(1), 71-82. (SSCI listed, Ethics, IF:2.354, 2/51)
  7. Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., Pang, N. (2016). Social media, political expression, and participation in Confucian Asia. Chinese Journal of Communication, 9(4), 331-347. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF=0.562, 64/79)
  8. Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D., & Pang, N. (2016). Social media & citizen engagement: A meta-analytic review. New Media & Society, 18(9), 1817-1839. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF=4.180, 1/79)
  9. Skoric, M. M. & Zhu, Q. (2016). Social media and offline political participation:  Uncovering the paths from digital to physical. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 28(3), 415-426. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF=1.254, 36/79)
  10. Skoric, M.M., Pan, J., Fu, W. W., Sim, C., & Park, Y. (2015). Getting a job 2.0: The role of mobile and online social networks in promoting entrepreneurship and job mobility. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, 14(1), 5-22.
  11. Skoric, M. M., & Park, Y. J. (2014). Culture, technologies and democracy: A cross-national analysis of political development. Telematics & Informatics, 31(3), 364-375. (SSCI listed, Information and Library Science, IF:1.120, 30/84)
  12. Poor, N., & Skoric, M. (2014). Death of a guild, birth of a network: Online community ties within and beyond code. Games and Culture, 9(3), 182-202. (SSCI listed, Cultural Studies, IF:0.390, 14/37)
  13. Skoric, M. M. (2014). The implications of big data for developing and transitional economies: Extending the Triple Helix? Scientometrics, 99(1), 175-186. (SSCI listed, Interdisciplinary Computer Science, IF:2.183, 22/102 )
  14. Skoric, M. M. & Poor, N. D. (2013). Youth engagement in Singapore: The interplay of traditional and social media. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 57(2), 1-18. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:0.892, 39/74)
  15. Pan J., & Skoric, M.M. (2013). Gender and social resource: Predicting divides of social network site and mobile phone use in Singapore. Chinese Journal of Communication, 6(2), 221-239. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:0.391, 58/74)
  16. Huynh, K. P., Lim, S. W., & Skoric, M. M. (2013). Stepping out of the magic circle: Regulation of play/life boundary in MMO-mediated intimacy. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 18(3), 251-264. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:2.172, 6/74).
  17. Kwan, G. C. E. & Skoric, M. M. (2013). Facebook bullying: An extension of battles at school. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(1), 16-25. (SSCI listed, Multidisciplinary Psychology, IF:2.273, 24/129)
  18. Chong, G. Y. M, Teng , S. K. Z, Siew, A. S. C., & Skoric, M. M. (2012). Cultivation effects of video games: A longer-term experimental test of first- and second-order effects. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31(9), 952-971. (SSCI listed, Social Psychology, IF:1.330, 33/60)
  19. Teng, S. K. Z, Chong, G. Y. M, Siew, A. S. C. & Skoric, M. M. (2011). Grand Theft Auto IV comes to Singapore: The effects of repeated exposure to violent video games on aggression. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 14(10), 597-602. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:2.710, 1/72)
  20. Skoric, M. M. & Kwan, G. C. E. (2011). Platforms for mediated sociability and entertainment and online social capital:  The case of Facebook and video games. Asian Journal of Communication, 21(5), 467-484. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:0.407, 53/72)
  21. Skoric, M. M. & Kwan, G. C. E. (2011). Do Facebook and video games promote political participation among youth? Evidence from Singapore. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 3(1), 70-79.
  22. Skoric, M. M., Chua, J. P, Liew M. A. Wong K. H., Yeo P. J. (2010). Online shaming in the Asian context:  Community empowerment or civic vigilantism? Surveillance & Society, 8(2), 181-199.
  23. Tandoc, E. C. & Skoric, M. M. (2010). The pseudo-events paradox: How pseudo-events flood the Philippine press and why journalists don’t recognize it. Asian Journal of Communication, 20(1), 33-50. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:0.420, 55/67)
  24. Skoric, M. M, Sim, C., Han, T. J. & Fang, P. (2009). Podcasting and politics in Singapore: An experimental study of medium effects. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, 8(2), 27-43.
  25. Skoric, M. M., Teo, L. C. T. & Neo, R. L. (2009). Children and video games: Addiction, engagement, and scholastic achievement. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 12(5), 567-72. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:1.591, 5/55)
  26. Neo, L. R. & Skoric, M. M. (2009). Problematic instant messaging use among university students. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(3), 627-657. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:3.639, 1/55)
  27. Skoric, M. M. & Ng, D. Y. Y. (2009). Bowling online, not alone: Online social capital and political participation in Singapore. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(2), 414-433. (SSCI listed, Communication IF:3.639, 1/55)
  28. Skoric, M. M. (2007). Is culture destiny in Asia? A story of a Tiger and a Lion. Asian Journal of Communication, 17(4), 396-415.
  29. Kwak, N., Poor, N., & Skoric, M. (2006). Honey, I shrunk the world! The relationship between Internet use and international engagement. Mass Communication and Society, 9(2), 189-213.
  30. Williams D. & Skoric, M. (2005). Internet fantasy violence: A test of aggression in an online game. Communication Monographs, 72(2), 217-233. (SSCI listed, Communication, IF:0.442, 34/42)
  31. Kwak, N., Skoric, M. M., Williams, A.E., & Poor, N.D. (2004). To broadband or not to broadband: The relationship between high-speed Internet and knowledge and participation. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 48(3), 420-445. (SSCI listed, IF:0.461, 33/40)

 

Book chapters

  1. Skoric, M. M. (2015). Selective avoidance on social media and citizen participation: Evidence from Singapore and Hong Kong. In W. Hofmeister (Ed.), Nationalism in Asia and Europe. Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Shiftung.
  2. Skoric, M. M. (2015). Facebook, mobile phones and political participation during the 2011 Singapore General Election. In T. H. Tan & A. Mahizhnan (Eds.) Impact of new media on Singapore General Election 2011. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
  3. Skoric, M. M., Park, Y., Jiang, Y. (2014). Cultural values and digital networks as predictors of sustainable democratic development. In J. Servaes (Ed.) Technological determinism and communication for sustainable social change. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  4. Skoric, M. M. (2014). Social media and youth participation in Singapore. In H. Gil de Zúñiga (Ed.) New agendas in communication: New technologies & civic engagement. New York: Routledge.
  5. Skoric, M. M., Tang, S. W. H., Liao, Y., & Poor, N. D. (2010). Technology as place. In S. Allan (Ed.) Rethinking communication: Keywords in communication research (pp. 151-164). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  6. Huesmann, L.  R. & Skoric, M. (2003). Regulating media violence: Why, how, and by whom? (pp. 219-240). In B. Young & E. Palmer (Eds.) Children and the Faces of Televisual Media: Teaching, Violence, Selling to Children. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  7. Skoric, M. & Furnham, A. (2002). Gender role stereotyping in television advertisements: A comparative study of British and Serbian television. In S. Shohov (Ed.) Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 10, pp. 123-142). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. * Reprinted in J. Z. Arlsdale (Ed.) Trends in Social Psychology.(2003; pp. 71-90). Hauppauge, NY:  Nova Science Publishers.

 

Research monographs, working papers, and professional publications

  1. Skoric, M. M. (2013). Social media and citizen engagement: The hopes, the fears and the empirical evidence. Politika Annual Journal, 37, 66-72.
  2. Skoric, M. M.  (2013). What is slack about slacktivism? Working paper, Inter-Asia Roundtable 2012: Methodological and Conceptual Issues in Cyberactivism Research, Asia Research Institution (ARI), National University of Singapore.
  3. Skoric, M. M., Leow, K. L., Lu, J., Tan, X. H., & Tan, G. Y. C. (2009). How social are social media? The relationship between Facebook™ use and online social capital. Telekomunikacije, 2(3), 20-28.

 

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  1. Ahmed, S., Jaidka, K., & Skoric, M. M. (2016). Tweets and votes: A four-country comparison of volumetric and sentiment analysis approaches. Proceedings of the Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), AAAI.
  2. Poor, N. & Skoric, M. M. (2016). Play together, stay together? Community cohesion and stability in an MMO”, Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society.
  3. Zhu, Q, Skoric M. M. & Peng, T. Q. (2014). Internet penetration and public service delivery: A longitudinal study of the first-level administrative divisions in China (1997-2012). In M. Skoric, P. Parycek & M. Sachs (Eds.), Proceedings of CeDEM Asia 2014 – International Conference on e-Democracy & Open Government, Edition Donau-Universität Krems.
  4. Zhu, Q., & Skoric, M. M. (2014). The role of ICTs and persistent and adaptive authoritarianism: A study of China at the administrative division level. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society.
  5. Ahmed, S., Skoric, M. M. (2014). My name is Khan: The Use of Twitter in the Campaign for the 2013 Pakistan General Election. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society.
  6. Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D, Pang, N. (2013). Does social media promote engagement? A meta-analytic review of the literature. Proceedings of the Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), AAAI (abstract).
  7. Skoric, M. M. & Poor, N. D. (2013). Barriers to entry and online political activism: The hopes and fears around slacktivism. In P. Parycek & N. Edelmann (Eds.), Proceedings of CeDEM 2013 – International Conference on e-Democracy & Open Government, Edition Donau-Universität Krems.
  8. Pan, J., Skoric, M. M. and Poor, N. D. (2012).  Liberating technologies? Perceptions of government control and citizens’ use of social media during the elections. Proceedings of BLED 2012 eConferencehttp://aisel.aisnet.org/bled2012/35
  9. Skoric, M. M., Pan, J., & Poor, N. D. (2012). Social media and citizen engagement in a city-state: A study of Singapore. Proceedings of the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), AAAI.
  10. Skoric, M. M., Poor, N. D., Achananuparp, P, Lim, E. P., & Jiang, J. (2012). Tweets and votes: A study of the 2011 Singapore General Election. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2012.607
  11. Jung, Y., Skoric, M. M., Kwon, J. H. & Detenber, B. (2011). Watching vs. playing: Effects of violent media on presence, physiological arousal and aggressive cognitions. Proceedings of the 13th International Society for Presence Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 26 – 28, 2011.
  12. Rao, P. & Skoric, M. M. (2011). Web searching for health: Theoretical foundations for analyzing problematic search engine use. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo’11), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6984/2011, 59-66. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24704-0_11
  13. Skoric, M. M., Poor, N. D., Liao, Y., & Tang, S. W. H. (2011). Online organization of an offline protest: From social to traditional media and back. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2011.330
  14. Skoric, M. M. & Kwan, G. C. E. (2010). Do Facebook and video games promote political participation among youth? Evidence from Singapore. In A. Prosser & P. Parycek (Eds.) Proceedings of EDEM 2010 – Conference on Electronic Democracy (pp. 79-86). Vienna, Austria: Austrian Computer Society.
  15. Skoric, M. M. (2008). Political cultures and political technologies of the Western world. In: F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec, & C. Ess (Eds.), Proceedings of Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2008 (CATaC’08) (pp. 333-347). Murdoch, Australia: Murdoch University.