Social interaction in online support groups: Preference for online social interaction over offline social interaction

@article{Chung2013SocialII,
  title={Social interaction in online support groups: Preference for online social interaction over offline social interaction},
  author={Jae Eun Chung},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={1408-1414}
}
Keywords: Online support group Supportive communication E-health Computer-mediated communication Preference for online social interaction Internet a b s t r a c t The purpose of the current study was to identify potential factors leading to preference for social interaction in online support groups (OSGs) over offline inter action. By identifying such factors, the current study advances understanding of the way patients use the Internet as a supportive resource and integrate support from… CONTINUE READING
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