Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science

Psychological Safety as Determinants of the Belief in Dangerous Online Communities Mediated by General and Online Social Anxiety

Authors
Jon-Chao Hong, Chin-Hao Hsu, Kai-Hsin Tai
Corresponding Author
Jon-Chao Hong
Available Online December 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.112How to use a DOI?
Keywords
general social anxiety, online social anxiety, psychological needs for safety, belief in a dangerous online community
Abstract
This study explores the antecedents and outcomes of individual perceived safety in life. After factoring out beliefs and social anxiety, Facebook use was selected as a predictor for related psychological symptoms. A confirmatory factor analysis was applied to 230 email validated samples. Structural equation modeling was used to test the predictions for each construct. The results show that Psychological need of safety was positively correlated to both social anxieties and positively reflected to beliefs in dangerous online communities. The implication is that if the participants have high level of both social anxieties, then they have high levels of belief in dangerous online communities. The implication of these findings in conjunction with a number of discussions and recommendations for future research are provided.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
ISBN
978-90786-77-90-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.112How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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