Distress, coping, and blogging: comparing new MySpace users by their intention to blog

Author(s)

Baker, James R.; Moore, Susan M.

Abstract

New MySpace.com users (N = 134, mean age 24.5 years) completed a questionnaire about their intent to blog and several psychosocial variables. Intending bloggers scored higher on psychological distress, self-blame, and venting and scored lower on social integration and satisfaction with number of online and face-to-face friends. Intending bloggers may view this activity as a potential mechanism for coping with distress in situations in which they feel inadequately linked with social supports.

Publication year

2008

Publication type

Journal article

Source

CyberPsychology and Behavior, Vol. 11, no. 1 (2008), pp. 81-85

ISSN

1094-9313

Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert

Copyright

Copyright © 2008 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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