July 27, 2016
The Relationship Between Facebook Use and Well-Being Depends on Communication Type and Tie Strength
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
An extensive literature shows that social relationships influence psychological well-being, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We test predictions about online interactions and well-being made by theories of belongingness, relationship maintenance, relational investment, social support, and social comparison.
By: Moira Burke, Robert Kraut
Human Computer Interaction & UX