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How does WeChat's active engagement with health information contribute to psychological well-being through social capital?

Lianshan Zhang, Eun Hwa Jung
2021 Universal Access in the Information Society  
This is likely to be the first study that examines the mediating roles of bonding and bridging social capital on the relationship between users' health information engagement and users' psychological well-being  ...  The findings shed new light on directions for leveraging mobile social media as an alternative means to bring about improvements in well-being in mobile-phone-saturated China.  ...  Several empirical studies have supported the mediating role of social capital in the relationship between social media use and well-being.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-021-00795-2 pmid:33619431 pmcid:PMC7889411 fatcat:suxnjd2du5gmdkfkws6o6owgiu

Communication Apprehension and Psychological Well-Being of Students in Online Learning

Somya Agrawal, Shwetha M. Krishna
2021 Behavioral Sciences  
moderating effects of intention to use social media and psychological stress.  ...  Results show that higher intentions to use social media alleviated the negative effects of communication apprehension on perceived learning.  ...  Perceived Learning and Psychological Well-Being Psychological well-being "is a form of well-being based on the idea of universal human needs and effective functioning" [46] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/bs11110145 pmid:34821606 pmcid:PMC8614880 fatcat:wwfigxbwlra3xm6cpxib5huv7u

Duanzi as Networked Practice: How Online Satire Shapes Psychological Well-Being, Social Support, and Issue Knowledge for Chinese with Different Social Capital during COVID-19 Outbreaks

Ji Pan, Gang Han, Ran Wei
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
This study examines how Chinese netizens' networked practices (e.g., liking, sharing, or commenting) with COVID-19 related duanzi (short online satires) influenced their psychological well-being, external  ...  Bonding social capital promotes one's well-being, therefore, the positive psychological effect of duanzi sharing or commenting grows more pronounced for netizens with more bonding social capital.  ...  In response, this study draws on health communication and social capital literature to explore how an individual netizen's media practices with COVID-19 related "duanzi" on WeChat (e.g., liking, sharing  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18189783 pmid:34574708 fatcat:5ocjvya3rrgr5ltohxxawtje2a

Excessive Use of WeChat at Work Promotes Creativity: The Role of Knowledge Sharing, Psychological Strain

Huiqin Zhang, Meng Wang, Meng Li, Xudong Chen
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
These findings, obtained by theoretically and empirically investigating the positive outcomes of excessive WeChat use, suggest an upside to excessive WeChat use.  ...  Based on the person–environment fit model and motivation theory, this study examined the three paths of excessive WeChat use affecting individuals' creativity in workplace.  ...  Grass-roots public cultural service research center (Grant Number: JY2019B04), and Philosophy and Social Science Foundation of Chengdu University of Technology (Grant Number: XGZ2020-ZD006).  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.571338 pmid:33815189 pmcid:PMC8012808 fatcat:uddmda3qv5g37kicully3iom2i

The Relationship Between Social Capital and Psychological Well-Being: the Mediating Role of Internet Marketing

Syed Khalil Ahmed, Muhammad Majid Khan, Rao Aamir Khan, Bahaudin G. Mujtaba
2020 Marketing and Management of Innovations  
This study is based on social capital theory, which is centred on human interaction through social support to amplify the psychological well-being.  ...  The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between social capital and psychological well-being through perceived social support testing social media usage as a moderator.  ...  Prominently the empirical results of perceived social support could benefit virtual university students both in communal and psychological well-being in an innovative and collaborative e-learning team-based  ... 
doi:10.21272/mmi.2020.1-03 fatcat:eonmsvxfwfb5zefhmmkdclvy54

Does enterprise social media use promote employee creativity and well-being?

Adeel Luqman, Shalini Talwar, Ayesha Masood, Amandeep Dhir
2021 Journal of Business Research  
Despite the increased use of Enterprise Social Media (ESM) worldwide, its adverse impact on firms' employees, such as exhaustion, has not been researched sufficiently.  ...  The study contributes key theoretical and practical insights to set an agenda for further research and aid managerial decisions.  ...  Philosophical and Social Science Fund (#GD20CGL28).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.03.051 fatcat:zxyzmokqvjh3le33vvip5u2my4

Information-Sharing Behavior on WeChat Moments: The Role of Anonymity, Familiarity, and Intrinsic Motivation

Xi Chen, MingXue Sun, Dong Wu, Xiao Yu Song
2019 Frontiers in Psychology  
Based on the self-determination theory, a model was created and tested using a sample of 531 frequent users.  ...  In this study, these users were asked to use WeChat Moments, the most popular mobile private social networking site in China.  ...  WeChat use intensity can significantly predict users' motivations, and intrinsic use motivation was the mediator between the use intensity and subjective well-being of users (Wen et al., 2016) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02540 pmid:31798501 pmcid:PMC6868072 fatcat:nd6doicci5fyxkpocsh5zty2hi

WeChatting for Health: What Motivates Older Adult Engagement with Health Information

Xiaoxiao Zhang, Xiaoge Xu, Jiang Cheng
2021 Healthcare  
Social support and information needs were significant predictors, suggesting that the older WeChat users' active engagement is driven by personal instrumental gratification.  ...  information on WeChat.  ...  affect their quality of life and personal well-being.  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare9060751 fatcat:3burf6f4mjalnatzt5kxrpr5cq

Predictors of Chinese Users' Location Disclosure Behavior: An Empirical Study on WeChat

Si Chen, Bingjia Shao, Kuiyun Zhi
2018 Information  
Based on social cognitive theory and the concept of face, this study developed a research model to explain the factors with uniquely Chinese characteristics that predict WeChat users' location disclosure  ...  The results show that a desire to gain face, a fear of losing face, social norms, trust in SNS members and trust in an SNS provider positively influence WeChat users' intention to disclose location information  ...  Trust in SNS members [15, 47] Generally, I trust that WeChat friends: TM1 Will not use information about me in the wrong way. TM2 Do care about the well-being of others.  ... 
doi:10.3390/info9090219 fatcat:ujy5b2kt4bfulh32i7cokfvf6q

User Intention of Anonymous Social Application "Soul" in China: Analysis based on an Extended Technology Acceptance Model

Zhiyuan Yu, Xiaoxiao Song
2021 Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research  
In this paper, we conduct a survey regarding user intention (UI) of "Soul", which is a popular anonymous social media application in China, especially for the youth.  ...  Anonymity is an inherent attribute of the Internet. Depending on pseudonyms, cyber citizens can role play and present themselves by reconstructing a different identity.  ...  Booker et al. suggested that gender differences impact the relationship between interacting on social media and well-being among youth [34] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/jtaer16070159 fatcat:gryssfncbrdflculvwfsb6hmcy

Development and Validity Test of Social Attachment Multidimensional Scale

Maosheng Yang, Kwanrat Suanpong, Athapol Ruangkanjanases, Wei Yu, Hongyu Xu
2022 Frontiers in Psychology  
On the basis of the development of multidimensional scales for adult, brand, and local attachment, it combines existing relevant studies on social attachment, selects three representative social media  ...  Social attachment can explain well the bond between users and social media, but existing research lacks measures of social attachment scales.  ...  EMPIRICAL TESTING OF THE SOCIAL ATTACHMENT SCALE Test Process and Subjects In this study, the mass users of three local apps, TikTok, WeChat, and MicroBlog, are selected as the subjects of the study.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.757777 pmid:35058839 pmcid:PMC8763980 fatcat:pjp3en2mq5bkxfckb6ejgltfya

Effects of WeChat use on the subjective health of older adults

Ning Wei, Dingqiang Sun, Wenhao Huang
2022 Frontiers in Psychology  
ObjectivesIn this study, the effect of WeChat use on the subjective health of older adults was examined.MethodsUsing 2018 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) survey data, we attempted  ...  WeChat use has significant positive effects on the subjective health of both older men and women, but relatively younger older adults obtain more health benefits from WeChat use.ConclusionThe virtual social  ...  Unlike previous studies on the effect of social media use on users' health, we expanded our study in the following aspects.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.919889 pmid:36172240 pmcid:PMC9511167 fatcat:6aonwiihe5e3zn656ce4axafry

Determining the critical factors of eWOM about corporate social responsibility on social networking sites: End users' perspective

Yuchen Hu, Qingbo Tang, Xuan Wang, Shahid Ali
2022 Frontiers in Psychology  
A company's desire to comment on and share CSR news and its perception of its own social and environmental responsibility were all presumed explanatory variables in our investigation. 315 WeChat users  ...  Our goal was to understand why people were sharing and commenting in response to terrible reports about corporate social responsibility (CSR) on WeChat.  ...  User purposes of commenting and sharing on CSR blogs via WeChat are directly influenced by social and environmental awareness.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.894505 pmid:36160585 pmcid:PMC9493480 fatcat:tj4a42gbzvcrdoz6iskcghswve

Subtle Signals of Status on Social Network Sites: Evidence From China

Wangshuai Wang, Tiantian Shao, Yanxi Yi, Shijiao Fang, Jingyi Song, Zucheng Yu
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
Study 1 used secondary data to preliminarily verify the positive correlation between SNS posting frequency and perceived social status.  ...  Existing literature on online consumer behavior mainly focus on Western consumers and on explicit conspicuous signals.  ...  The private and subjective dimension of religion matters for well-being in China by helping adherents have an improved sense of social status relative to the non-religious (Chen and Williams, 2016) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.741602 pmid:34603159 pmcid:PMC8484652 fatcat:zjvyfuirrjfi5m6pbkv62hqey4

The ties that bind: How the dominance of WeChat combines with guanxi to inhibit and constrain China's contentious politics

Yan Wu, Matthew Wall
2019 New Media & Society  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank participants at X University's Department of Political and Cultural Studies and Department of Media and Communication research seminars for their constructive  ...  We would also like to thank colleagues X,Y and Z who provided individual feedback on the paper prior to submission.  ...  Empirical Analysis Data and Methodology This study draws on data gathered from three focus groups of active WeChat users conducted in the Spring of 2017.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1461444819830072 fatcat:drff5de7tvborohdxhbo37izcm
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