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Social Exclusion, Surveillance Use, and Facebook Addiction: The Moderating Role of Narcissistic Grandiosity

Department of Business Administration, Sangji University, Wonju 26339, Korea
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(20), 3813; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16203813
Received: 12 August 2019 / Revised: 25 September 2019 / Accepted: 3 October 2019 / Published: 10 October 2019
One hundred and eighty-eight participants completed the online questionnaire with items on demographics (age and gender), social exclusion, surveillance use, Facebook addiction, and narcissistic grandiosity. The findings showed that social exclusion was positively associated with Facebook addiction (B = 0.237, p < 0.001) and surveillance use was significantly positively associated with Facebook addiction (B = 0.211, p < 0.01). The surveillance use of Facebook was found to be a significant mediator between the risk of social exclusion on Facebook and Facebook addiction (B = 0.054, CI [0.20, 0.113]). Narcissistic grandiosity significantly moderated the associations between social exclusion and Facebook addiction (B = 0.079, p = 0.012). These findings suggest that the risk of social exclusion could serve as facilitator of Facebook addiction depending on narcissistic grandiosity. View Full-Text
Keywords: social exclusion; surveillance; Facebook addiction social exclusion; surveillance; Facebook addiction
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Lim, M. Social Exclusion, Surveillance Use, and Facebook Addiction: The Moderating Role of Narcissistic Grandiosity. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3813.

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