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Document Type

Conference Paper

Department/Unit

Department of Finance & Decision Sciences

Title

Online social network dependency: theoretical development and testing of competing models

Language

English

Abstract

The proliferation of new social media technologies has changed the behavioral patterns of online users. This study aims at investigating the structure and dimensionality of the Online Social Network Dependency (OSN Dependency). We tested the competing models built upon the cognitivebehavioral model and the biopsychogical framework of addiction. Our findings suggested that OSN Dependency can be explained by a higher-order factor model with seven first-order factors (i.e. mood alternation, social benefit, negative outcomes, compulsivity, excessive time, withdrawal, and interpersonal control) and two correlated secondorder factors (i.e. social components and intrapersonal components). The model provides a good-fit to the data, reflecting logical consistency. Implications of the current investigation for practice and research are provided. © 2011 IEEE.

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2011

Start Page

1

End Page

9

Conference Location

Kauai, United States

Publisher

n.a.

ISBN (print)

9781424496181

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