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Understanding the Psychological Motives Behind Microblogging
Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine
  • Lin Qiu, Singapore Management University
  • Angela K.-Y. LEUNG, Singapore Management University
  • J. H. Ho
  • Q. M. Yeung
  • K. J. Francis
  • P. F. Chua
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-2010
Abstract

This research aims to understand the psychological motives behind microblogging. We conducted two studies to investigate if social exclusion and existential anxiety would lead to a high tendency to microblog. Our results show that participants did not use microblogging to satisfy their needs for social connection and affiliation, but highly extraverted participants did use it to relieve their existential anxiety.

Editor
Wiederhold, B. K.; Riva, Giuseppe; KIM, Sun-I
ISBN
9781607505617
Identifier
10.3233/978-1-60750-561-7-140
Publisher
IOS Press
City or Country
Washington DC
Additional URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-561-7-140
Citation Information
Qiu, Lin, Angela K. Y. Leung, Ho Jun Hao, Yeung Qi Min, Kevin J. Francis and Chua Pei Fen. 2010. "Understanding the Psychological Motives Behind Microblogging." In Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine, 140-144. Amsterdam: IOS Press.