College Students’ Motivations for Facebook Use and Psychological Outcomes

Namkee Park, Seungyoon Lee

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Based on the uses and gratifications framework, this study examined associations between motivations for using Facebook among college students, their concern for impression management, Facebook intensity, and psychological outcomes including sense of belonging and satisfaction with campus life. Using data from an online survey (N = 246), the study found that four motivations—entertainment, relationship maintenance, self-expression, and communication—together with impression management, were significantly associated with Facebook intensity. However, the impacts of Facebook intensity on psychological consequences were relatively limited. Theoretical implications of the study were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-620
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 2

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