Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Abstract

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

Keywords

Microblogging, motive, ostracism, social exclusion, existential anxiety

Discipline

Applied Behavior Analysis | Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

Volume

154

First Page

140

Last Page

144

ISSN

0926-9630

Identifier

10.3233/978-1-60750-561-7-140

Publisher

IOS Press; 1999

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.3233/978-1-60750-561-7-140

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