Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/147832
Title: THE MODERATING EFFECT OF INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATIONS AND PERSONALITIES ON ONLINE SELF-DISCLOSURE
Authors: NG SIQI KELLY
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: NG SIQI KELLY (2013). THE MODERATING EFFECT OF INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATIONS AND PERSONALITIES ON ONLINE SELF-DISCLOSURE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Social network sites are becoming increasingly intertwined with organizational communications, especially with more organizations engaging virtual teams and telecommuters today. Although social network sites, by their nature as online media, are said to facilitate relationship development due to greater self-disclosure, the extent of self-disclosure may be moderated by differences between the individual users. This study examines how individuals’ motivations and personalities interact to affect self-disclosure on the social networking site, Facebook. Using a sample of 253 undergraduate students in Singapore, we found that individuals are motivated to use Facebook to widen and maintain their offline networks tend to engage in greater self-disclosure online, while personality traits like openness to experience and agreeableness strengthen these relationships. However, contrary to our predictions, individuals high on conscientiousness engaged in less online self-disclosure even when they are motivated to use Facebook as a social maintenance platform. Implications of this study are discussed.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/147832
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Theses

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
b33101899.pdf1.68 MBAdobe PDF

RESTRICTED

NoneLog In

Page view(s)

113
checked on Oct 18, 2018

Download(s)

5
checked on Oct 18, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.