The manipulation of synchronous internet-based online social support in a laboratory setting

Chong, Ling Xuan, and Teoh, Ai Ni (2010) The manipulation of synchronous internet-based online social support in a laboratory setting. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 5. 1511- 1515.

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Abstract

The present study aimed to manipulate Internet-based online social support (OS) in a laboratory setting and compare its effect with face-to-face social support (FS). Participants (N = 161) were randomly assigned to either alone, FS, or OS condition. Consistent with the hypotheses, alone participants perceived less social support than supported participants and experienced less positive emotions than those who received OS. For all the DVs, FS and OS did not differ from each other. The results ascertained the equivalent benefit of OS to FS. Most importantly, these findings highlighted successful manipulation of synchronous OS in a laboratory setting.

Item ID: 10405
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: face-to-face social support; internet-based online social support; manipulation; quality of social support; affect
ISSN: 1877-0428
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 02:01
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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