Threats to belonging on Facebook: Lurking and ostracism

Journal article


Tobin, Stephanie J., Vanman, Eric J., Verreynne, Marnize and Saeri, Alexander K.. (2015) Threats to belonging on Facebook: Lurking and ostracism. Social Influence. 10(1), pp. 31 - 42. https://doi.org/10.1080/15534510.2014.893924
AuthorsTobin, Stephanie J., Vanman, Eric J., Verreynne, Marnize and Saeri, Alexander K.
Abstract

We examined two threats to belonging and related needs on Facebook: lurking (Study 1) and ostracism (Study 2). In Study 1, participants were either allowed or not allowed to share information on Facebook for 48 hours. Those who were not allowed to share information had lower levels of belonging and meaningful existence. In Study 2, participants engaged in a laboratory-based Facebook activity. Half of the profiles were set up so that participants would not receive any feedback on their status updates. Participants who did not receive feedback on their updates had lower levels of belonging, self-esteem, control, and meaningful existence. Together, these findings indicate that a lack of information sharing and feedback can threaten belonging needs.

Year2015
JournalSocial Influence
Journal citation10 (1), pp. 31 - 42
ISSN1553-4510
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/15534510.2014.893924
Page range31 - 42
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
Publisher's version
File Access Level
Controlled
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/8qy80/threats-to-belonging-on-facebook-lurking-and-ostracism

Restricted files

Publisher's version

  • 2
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as