Social Networking: A Buffer Against Death Anxiety

Cayatineto, Tracey L. (2010) Social Networking: A Buffer Against Death Anxiety. [Abstract]

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Abstract

This study examined effects of mortality salience (MS) on social networking usage. Participants logged onto Facebook after writing about either death (MS) or dental pain. MS increased Facebook usage in terms of sites visited and future use predictions, showing that social networking functions as a buffer against death anxiety.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 5th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mortality Salience (MS), Death Anxiety, Death, Death Attitudes, Fear Of Death, Psychological Aspects, Facebook, Online Social Networks, Communication, Interpersonal Relationships, Information Dissemination, Internet Users, Social Media
Subjects: NBS Symposium
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 08:41
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 08:41
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/394


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