How loneliness affects problematic facebook use

Zach W.Y. Lee*, Christy M K CHEUNG

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to show how loneliness affects problematic Facebook use. We integrated the concept of loneliness in the advanced cognitive-behavioral model of generalized problematic Internet use and empirically tested the model with 200 Facebook users. Our findings suggested that loneliness predisposes individuals to the development of problematic Facebook use and confirmed that the preference for online social interaction and mood regulation predict deficient self-regulation of Facebook use and which in turn leads to negative outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB)
Pages241-249
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event11th International Conference on Electronic Business: Borderless E-Business for the Next Decade, ICEB 2011 - Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 29 Nov 20112 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB)
ISSN (Print)1683-0040

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Electronic Business: Borderless E-Business for the Next Decade, ICEB 2011
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period29/11/112/12/11

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Deficient self-regulation
  • Loneliness
  • Preference for online social interaction
  • Problematic facebook use
  • Psychosocial well-being

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