Mediated voyeurism on social networking sites: The Possible social needs and potential motivations of the voyeurs on Facebook

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dc.contributor.advisor Worrell, Tracy
dc.contributor.advisor Rothman-Marshall, Gail
dc.contributor.author Su, Pin Ju
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-19T15:42:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-19T15:42:58Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/15113
dc.description.abstract Previous studies on social networking sites have failed to comprehensively address the mediated voyeurism in the Internet. The features of Facebook enable millions to follow their friends, which can contribute to mediated voyeurism online. The purpose of this study is to explain the voyeuristic tendencies of Facebook users. An online survey was used to obtain self-reported levels of voyeuristic tendencies and both the social needs (social comparison and social identity) and motivations (surveillance, uncertainty reduction, and uses and gratifications) of Facebook users. Findings suggest that the voyeuristic tendencies on Facebook were positively related to the aforementioned social needs and motivations. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Mediated voyeurism en_US
dc.subject Networking en_US
dc.subject Social media en_US
dc.subject Voyeur en_US
dc.subject Voyeurism en_US
dc.subject.lcc HM742 .S8 2012
dc.subject.lcsh Online social networks--Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Voyeurism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Privacy, Right of en_US
dc.title Mediated voyeurism on social networking sites: The Possible social needs and potential motivations of the voyeurs on Facebook en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Department of Communication en_US

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