Lonely People Are No Longer Lonely on Social Networking Sites: The Mediating Role of Self-Disclosure and Social Support

Title
Lonely People Are No Longer Lonely on Social Networking Sites: The Mediating Role of Self-Disclosure and Social Support
Author(s)
이경탁Noh, Mi-Jin[Noh, Mi-Jin]Koo, Dong-Mo[Koo, Dong-Mo]
Keywords
PROBLEMATIC INTERNET USE; LIFE SATISFACTION; COLLEGE-STUDENTS; FACEBOOK USE; LONELINESS; ESTEEM; ONLINE; COMMUNICATION; CONSEQUENCES; ADOLESCENTS
Issue Date
201307
Publisher
MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC
Citation
CYBERPSYCHOLOGY BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL NETWORKING, v.16, no.6, pp.413 - 418
Abstract
Most previous studies assert the negative effect of loneliness on social life and an individual's well-being when individuals use the Internet. To expand this previous research tradition, the current study proposes a model to test whether loneliness has a direct or indirect effect on well-being when mediated by self-disclosure and social support. The results show that loneliness has a direct negative impact on well-being but a positive effect on self-disclosure. While self-disclosure positively influences social support, self-disclosure has no impact on well-being, and social support positively influences well-being. The results also show a full mediation effect of social support in the self-disclosure to well-being link. The results imply that even if lonely people's well-being is poor, their wellbeing can be enhanced through the use of SNSs, including self-presentation and social support from their friends.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/29351http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2012.0553
ISSN
2152-2715
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