Are You Feeling Lonely? The Impact of Relationship Characteristics and Online Social Network Features on Loneliness

  title={Are You Feeling Lonely? The Impact of Relationship Characteristics and Online Social Network Features on Loneliness},
  author={Sabine Matook and J. Cummings and Hillol Bala},
  journal={Journal of Management Information Systems},
  pages={278 - 310}
  • Sabine Matook, J. Cummings, Hillol Bala
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Journal of Management Information Systems
  • Abstract In contemporary society, many people move away from their personal networks for extended periods to reach professional and/or educational goals. This separation can often lead to feelings of loneliness, which can be stressful and sometimes debilitating for the individual. We seek to understand how a person’s use of online social networks (OSNs)—technology-enabled tools that assist users with creating and maintaining their relationships—might affect their perceptions of loneliness… CONTINUE READING
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