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Negative Impact of Social Network Services Based on Stressor-Stress-Outcome: The Role of Experience of Privacy Violations

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School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sunmoon University, Asan 31460, Korea
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Future Internet 2019, 11(6), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11060137
Received: 1 May 2019 / Revised: 12 June 2019 / Accepted: 18 June 2019 / Published: 20 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Techno-Social Smart Systems)
Social network service (SNS) information has benefited many individuals. However, as such information has increased exponentially, the number of SNS users has increased dramatically and negative effects of SNSs on users have emerged. Many SNS users experience negative psychological conditions such as fatigue, burnout, and stress. Thus, in this study, we investigated the SNS and user characteristics that affect SNS fatigue, living disorder, and reduced SNS use intention. We developed a research model to examine the impact of two SNS characteristics (irrelevant information overload and open reachability) and two user characteristics (engagement and maintaining self-reputation) on SNS fatigue. We also examined the role of the experience of privacy violations in the relationship between living disorder and reduced SNS use intention. We collected data from 579 SNS users and created a partial least squares structural equation model to test the hypotheses. The results of the analysis showed that three factors, other than open reachability, positively affected SNS fatigue. Furthermore, we found that SNS fatigue significantly affected living disorder and reduced SNS use intention, and that experience of privacy violations significantly affected the relationship between living disorder and reduced SNS use intention. These results expand our understanding of SNS fatigue and users’ negative behaviors. View Full-Text
Keywords: social network service; SNS fatigue; living disorder; reduced intention to use SNSs; experience of privacy violations social network service; SNS fatigue; living disorder; reduced intention to use SNSs; experience of privacy violations
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Kim, S.; Park, H.; Choi, M.J. Negative Impact of Social Network Services Based on Stressor-Stress-Outcome: The Role of Experience of Privacy Violations. Future Internet 2019, 11, 137.

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