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

Chan, Tommy, Cheung, Christy, Lee, Zach and Neben, Tillmann (2015) Why Do I Keep Checking My Facebook? The Role of Urge in the Excessive Use of Social Networking Sites. In: 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE, pp. 314-323. ISBN 978-1-4799-7367-5

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.45

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Networking Sites, Excessive Use, Urge to Check, Facebook
Subjects: C800 Psychology
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 14:21
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2019 14:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37463

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