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Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, Internet addiction, and personality between Facebook users and quitters.

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  • Author(s): Stieger S;Stieger S; Burger C; Bohn M; Voracek M
  • Source:
    Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking [Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw] 2013 Sep; Vol. 16 (9), pp. 629-34. Date of Electronic Publication: 2013 Feb 01.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Article
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Source:
      Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 101528721 Publication Model: Print-Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 2152-2723 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 21522715 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw Subsets: MEDLINE
    • Publication Information:
      Original Publication: New Rochelle, NY : Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Social networking sites such as Facebook attract millions of users by offering highly interactive social communications. Recently, a counter movement of users has formed, deciding to leave social networks by quitting their accounts (i.e., virtual identity suicide). To investigate whether Facebook quitters (n=310) differ from Facebook users (n=321), we examined privacy concerns, Internet addiction scores, and personality. We found Facebook quitters to be significantly more cautious about their privacy, having higher Internet addiction scores, and being more conscientious than Facebook users. The main self-stated reason for committing virtual identity suicide was privacy concerns (48 percent). Although the adequacy of privacy in online communication has been questioned, privacy is still an important issue in online social communications.
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 20130205 Date Completed: 20140530 Latest Revision: 20181202
    • Publication Date:
      20201020
    • Accession Number:
      10.1089/cyber.2012.0323
    • Accession Number:
      23374170
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      STIEGER, S. et al. Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, Internet addiction, and personality between Facebook users and quitters. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking, [s. l.], v. 16, n. 9, p. 629–634, 2013. DOI 10.1089/cyber.2012.0323. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=23374170. Acesso em: 28 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Stieger S, Burger C, Bohn M, Voracek M. Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, Internet addiction, and personality between Facebook users and quitters. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking. 2013;16(9):629-634. doi:10.1089/cyber.2012.0323
    • APA:
      Stieger, S., Burger, C., Bohn, M., & Voracek, M. (2013). Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, Internet addiction, and personality between Facebook users and quitters. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 16(9), 629–634. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2012.0323
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Stieger, Stefan, Christoph Burger, Manuel Bohn, and Martin Voracek. 2013. “Who Commits Virtual Identity Suicide? Differences in Privacy Concerns, Internet Addiction, and Personality between Facebook Users and Quitters.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking 16 (9): 629–34. doi:10.1089/cyber.2012.0323.
    • Harvard:
      Stieger, S. et al. (2013) ‘Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, Internet addiction, and personality between Facebook users and quitters’, Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking, 16(9), pp. 629–634. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0323.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Stieger, S, Burger, C, Bohn, M & Voracek, M 2013, ‘Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, Internet addiction, and personality between Facebook users and quitters’, Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 629–634, viewed 28 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Stieger, Stefan, et al. “Who Commits Virtual Identity Suicide? Differences in Privacy Concerns, Internet Addiction, and Personality between Facebook Users and Quitters.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, vol. 16, no. 9, Sept. 2013, pp. 629–634. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1089/cyber.2012.0323.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Stieger, Stefan, Christoph Burger, Manuel Bohn, and Martin Voracek. “Who Commits Virtual Identity Suicide? Differences in Privacy Concerns, Internet Addiction, and Personality between Facebook Users and Quitters.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking 16, no. 9 (September 2013): 629–34. doi:10.1089/cyber.2012.0323.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Stieger S, Burger C, Bohn M, Voracek M. Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, Internet addiction, and personality between Facebook users and quitters. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking [Internet]. 2013 Sep [cited 2020 Oct 28];16(9):629–34. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=23374170