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Understanding the Psychological Motives Behind Microblogging
Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine
  • Lin QIU, Nanyang Technological University
  • Angela K. Y. LEUNG, Singapore Management University
  • Jun Hao HO, Nanyang Technological University
  • Qi Min YEUNG, Nanyang Technological University
  • Kevin Joseph FRANCIS, Nanyang Technological University
  • Pei Fen CHUA, Nanyang Technological University
Publication Type
Conference Proceeding Article
Publication Date
6-2010
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.

Keywords
  • Microblogging,
  • motive,
  • ostracism,
  • social exclusion,
  • existential anxiety
Editor
B. K. Wiederhold, G. Riva & Kim Sun-I
ISBN
9781607505617
Identifier
10.3233/978-1-60750-561-7-140
Publisher
IOS Press
City or Country
Washington DC
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://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.