The contribution of mobile social media to social capital and psychological well-being: Examining the role of communicative use, friending and self-disclosure
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AbstractUsing a two-wave panel in Hong Kong, this study examines how different uses of mobile social media contribute to individuals' social capital and psychological well-being. Findings showed that communicative use and self-disclosure on mobile social media were positively related to bonding and bridging capital and psychological well-being. Friending was also positively related to bridging capital, but not to bonding capital and psychological well-being. Moreover, both bonding and bridging capital mediated the relationship between mobile social media use and psychological well-being. This study highlights the unique social and technological affordances of smartphones by examining mobile social media use and how it contributes to quality of life.
All Author(s) ListChen Hsuan-Ting, Li Xueqing
Journal nameComputers in Human Behavior
Volume Number75
Pages958 - 965
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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