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Title: Self-disclosure during the COVID-19 emergency: effects of narcissism traits, time perspective, virtual presence, and hedonic gratification
Author: Fu, Qian
Rodríguez Ardura, Inma
Meseguer Artola, Antoni  
Wu, Peng
Others: Nanjing University of Science & Technology
Guizhou University
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Estudis d'Economia i Empresa
Keywords: The socioemotional selectivity theory
COVID-19
time perspective
self-disclosure
virtual presence
narcissism traits
Issue Date: May-2022
Publisher: Computers in Human Behavior
Citation: Fu, Q. [Qian], Rodríguez-Ardura, I. [Inma], Meseguer-Artola, A. [Antoni] & Wu, P. [Peng]. (2022). Self-disclosure during the COVID-19 emergency: effects of narcissism traits, time perspective, virtual presence, and hedonic gratification. Computers in Human Behavior, 130. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2021.107154
Project identifier: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/71774084
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/71874082
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/[2020]10
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/2020Z193
Also see: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.107154
Abstract: During the COVID-19 emergency, people must face the invisible threat of uncertain death and comply with social distancing and other related protective measures. But social networking sites (SNSs) like WeChat have emerged as alternative contexts where people can maintain self and obtain gratification, despite the disclosure of self to others often being a challenging issue. To examine the effect of personality factors on people's self-disclosure on SNSs, we develop a model based on the time perspective theory and the socioemotional selectivity theory. We suggest that people's narcissism traits and two types of time perspective (i.e. future and present-hedonistic) have positive effects on their self-disclosure. In addition, we propose that virtual presence and hedonic gratification mediate the effects of both future time perspective and present-hedonistic time perspective. We obtain a sample of 516 WeChat users in China and take ex-ante and post-hoc measures to deal with common method variance. By means of partial least squares-structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) methods, we validate both our mea- surement model and the structural model, so we confirm all the hypothesized causal paths in the proposed model. Our study broadens the boundaries of the time perspective theory and the socioemotional selectivity theory, and offers new insights for addressing some of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/137286
ISSN: 0747-5632MIAR
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