Intentional acceptance of social robots: Development and validation of a self-report measure for children

Chiara de Jong, Rinaldo Kuhne, Jochen Peter, Caroline L. van Straten, Alex Barco

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Abstract

As the field of child-robot interaction (CRI) is still young, little consensus exists on the conceptual and methodological approach to the study of children's intentional acceptance of social robots, an important antecedent and an outcome of CRI. Against this background, the goal of this study was to develop and validate a self-report measure of intentional social robot acceptance (i.e., intention to use) for children. Partly based on measures for adults, we developed a four-item scale for children's intentional acceptance of social robots. We administered the measure along with the validation measures (i.e., enjoyment, social presence, and social anxiety) among 87 Dutch children aged 7 to 11 years. Our measure reliably and validly assessed children's intentional acceptance of social robots. As children are increasingly likely to encounter social robots in their lives, our measure may help to improve the study of children's acceptance of social robots and its pertinent processes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102426
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Human Computer Studies
Volume139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • ESSB PSY

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