Online social network dependency: Theoretical development and testing of competing models

Dimple R. Thadani, Christy M K CHEUNG

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Abstract

The proliferation of new social media technologies has changed the behavioral patterns of online users. This study aims at investigating the structure and dimensionality of the Online Social Network Dependency (OSN Dependency). We tested the competing models built upon the cognitivebehavioral model and the biopsychogical framework of addiction. Our findings suggested that OSN Dependency can be explained by a higher-order factor model with seven first-order factors (i.e. mood alternation, social benefit, negative outcomes, compulsivity, excessive time, withdrawal, and interpersonal control) and two correlated secondorder factors (i.e. social components and intrapersonal components). The model provides a good-fit to the data, reflecting logical consistency. Implications of the current investigation for practice and research are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20117 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period4/01/117/01/11

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)

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