The proliferation of social networking sites (SNSs) has drawn attention to different parties in realizing their goals. Advertisers utilize SNSs to promote new products and services; politics optimize SNSs to gather support from the public, while ordinary users use SNSs as a unique platform to practice self-disclosure, develop networks, and sustain relationships. This study explores how social anxiety affects self-disclosure on SNSs and well-being. It also examines the moderating effects of two contextual factors, namely, online disinhibition and psychological stress. Two hundred and thirty-four valid responses were collected via an online survey. A positive relationship between social anxiety and self-disclosure, and self-disclosure and well-being was found. Furthermore, a positive moderation effect among social anxiety, online disinhibition, and self-disclosure was revealed. This research contributes to the development of social networking literature. It also enhances the understanding of disclosure patterns on SNSs among socially anxious individuals, thereby providing important insights for practitioners, educators, and clinicians.
|Title of host publication||Information Technology in Organisations and Societies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Multidisciplinary Perspectives from AI to Technostress|
|Editors||Zach W.Y. Lee, Tommy K.H. Chan, Christy M.K. Cheung|
|Place of Publication||Bingley|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Jun 2021|