Do Facebook Status Updates Reflect Subjective Well-Being?

  title={Do Facebook Status Updates Reflect Subjective Well-Being?},
  author={Pan Liu and William Tov and Michal Kosinski and David Stillwell and Lin Qiu},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  volume={18 7},
  • Pan LiuWilliam Tov Lin Qiu
  • Published 13 July 2015
  • Psychology, Business
  • Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking
Nowadays, millions of people around the world use social networking sites to express everyday thoughts and feelings. Many researchers have tried to make use of social media to study users' online behaviors and psychological states. However, previous studies show mixed results about whether self-generated contents on Facebook reflect users' subjective well-being (SWB). This study analyzed Facebook status updates to determine the extent to which users' emotional expression predicted their SWB… 

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