Social support seeking on social media among Chinese homosexual men living with HIV/AIDS: The role of perceived threat

Liang Chen, Yu GUO, Jingyuan SHI, Minyi Chen, Fengming Zhang

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Abstract

The current study aims to examine the influence of perceived threat on online social support seeking among Chinese homosexual men living with HIV/AIDS (HMLHA). Specifically, snowball sampling was used to recruit 133 Weibo users who are HMLHA. Then, a two by two between-subject multivariate analysis of variance was performed. Results reveled that perceived severity of HIV infection and perceived severity of stigma had main effects on different kinds on social support seeking. Moreover, HMLHA who expressed both perceived severity of HIV infection and perceived severity of stigma posted a greater number of emotional support seeking messages.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2018
EventICA 2018 - 68th Annual International Communication Association Conference: Voices - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 24 May 201828 May 2018
https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ica/ica18/

Conference

ConferenceICA 2018 - 68th Annual International Communication Association Conference
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period24/05/1828/05/18
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Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication

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