Internet Communication Versus Face-to-face Interaction in Quality of Life

  title={Internet Communication Versus Face-to-face Interaction in Quality of Life},
  author={Paul S. N. Lee and Louis Leung and Ven-Hwei Lo and Chengyu Xiong and Ting-Yi Wu},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
This study seeks to understand the role of the Internet in quality of life (QoL). Specifically, it examines the question of whether Internet communication serves, like face-to-face interactions, to enhance quality of life. It is hypothesized that the use of the Internet for interpersonal communication can improve quality of life among Internet users, just like face-to-face communication in everyday life. Sample survey data were collected in four Chinese cities, namely Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing… 
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