Engagement and well-being on social network sites

Najmul Islam, Sameer Patil

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Abstract

Prior research has reported contradictory findings on the relationship between the use of Social Network Sites (SNS) and psychological well-being. We addressed this shortcoming by incorporating a finer measure of SNS user engagement and hypothesizing a U-shaped rather than purely linear relationship between the two. We tested our hypotheses via a Web based questionnaire administered to 289 Facebook users. Ordinary least squares approach confirmed the hypothesized Ushaped relationship. Our results further show that User Engagement, and in turn well-being, is associated with the number of SNS friends. These findings indicate that well-being derived from SNS usage could be optimized by avoiding underuse as well as overuse.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherACM
Pages375-382
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329224
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Mar 201518 Mar 2015
Conference number: 18

Conference

ConferenceACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
Abbreviated titleCSCW
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period14/03/201518/03/2015

Keywords

  • Content production
  • Facebook
  • Facebook vitality
  • SNS
  • Social Network Sites
  • User engagement
  • Well-being.

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