Psychological Safety as Determinants of the Belief in Dangerous Online Communities Mediated by General and Online Social Anxiety
Jon-Chao Hong, Chin-Hao Hsu, Kai-Hsin Tai
Available Online December 2013.
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- general social anxiety, online social anxiety, psychological needs for safety, belief in a dangerous online community
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Jon-Chao Hong AU - Chin-Hao Hsu AU - Kai-Hsin Tai PY - 2013/12 DA - 2013/12 TI - Psychological Safety as Determinants of the Belief in Dangerous Online Communities Mediated by General and Online Social Anxiety BT - 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 427 EP - 429 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.112 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.112 ID - Hong2013/12 ER -