Can Social Networks Improve User Subjective Wellbeing?

Md. Aftab Uddin, Monowar Mahmood, Alexandr Ostrovskiy, Ha Jin Hwang
2021 Journal of Global Information Management  
Based on the tenets of the uses and gratifications theory (UGT) of media, this study investigates the impact of information gratifications on the subjective wellbeing of social network users in a central Asian country. Data from 244 adolescents were collected using a convenience sampling method. The study reveals the effect of information gratifications on subjective wellbeing, though this influence appears to be moderated by user habits in terms of passion and obsession toward social network
more » ... e. Furthermore, personality traits have a significant moderating influence on the relationship between information gratifications and subjective wellbeing. Using the empirical findings, this study offers recommendations to mitigate the negative effects of social networks on users' subjective wellbeing.
doi:10.4018/jgim.20210701.oa3 fatcat:dc5vaeam2jbyhmsgjyxjckeqhu