Title

Understanding the Psychological Motives Behind Microblogging

Publication Type

Conference Paper

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

Discipline

Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy 15th Annual Conference

City or Country

Seoul, South Korea

Additional URL

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/linqiu/publications/cyberpsychology2010.pdf

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