[CITAMS] The stress-buffering effect of self-disclosure on Facebook

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Tue Jun 6 19:41:14 EDT 2017


"The stress-buffering effect of self-disclosure on Facebook:An examination 
of stressful life events, social support, and mental health among college 
students" Great new article by my friend/collaborator Renwen (Alice) 
Zhang. In Computers in Human Behavior 75: 527-37 (10/17)

Highlights

Stressful life events predict intimate and intentional self-disclosure on 
Facebook.
Facebook disclosure moderates the effects of stressful life events on 
mental health
Facebook disclosure is positively related to enacted social support on 
Facebook.
Enacted social support on Facebook contributes to increased satisfaction 
with life.
Facebook is a novel and promising venue for identifying people with 
depression.

Alice is a doctoral student at Northwestern Communications.

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