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

@article{Matook2015AreYF,
  title={Are You Feeling Lonely? The Impact of Relationship Characteristics and Online Social Network Features on Loneliness},
  author={Sabine Matook and Jeff W. Cummings and Hillol Bala},
  journal={Journal of Management Information Systems},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={278 - 310}
}
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… Expand
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