Why Do I Keep Checking My Facebook? The Role of Urge in the Excessive Use of Social Networking Sites

Tommy K.H. Chan, Christy M K CHEUNG, Zach W.Y. Lee, Tillmann Neben

    Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingConference proceedingpeer-review

    4 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    With the advance of information technologies and widespread deployment of data services, users can access social networking sites (SNSs) almost anytime and anywhere, resulting in an incessant urge to check SNSs. Till now, little is known about the precursors of urge and its role in the development of SNS excessive use. Therefore, we proposed and tested a research model that examines the role of urge in checking SNSs. Empirical evidence from a survey of 205 respondents showed that instant gratification and withdrawal are important factors of the urge to check SNSs, the urge to check SNSs was found to have a significant impact on the excessive use. We concluded with implications to research and practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
    EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages314-323
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781479973675
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2015
    Event2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-48) - Kauai, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20158 Jan 2015

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Volume2015-March
    ISSN (Print)1530-1605

    Conference

    Conference2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-48)
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityKauai
    Period5/01/158/01/15

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Engineering(all)

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Excessive use
    • Facebook
    • Social networking sites
    • Urge to check

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Why Do I Keep Checking My Facebook? The Role of Urge in the Excessive Use of Social Networking Sites'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this