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Title: An exploration of determinants of cyberchondria : a moderated mediation analysis
Authors: Zheng, Han
Chen, Xiaoyu
Fu, Shaoxiong
Keywords: Social sciences
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Zheng, H., Chen, X., & Fu, S. (2020). An exploration of determinants of cyberchondria : a moderated mediation analysis. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 57(1), e214–. doi:10.1002/pra2.214
Abstract: Cyberchondria describes excessive or repeated health‐related information seeking on the Internet that is associated with increased emotional distress. Research on cyberchondria is still nascent. This study aims to propose a moderated mediation model to examine the relationships among intolerance of uncertainty, affective responses, e‐health literacy, and cyberchondria. Based on an online survey of 426 participants in China, the results suggest that intolerance of uncertainty is positively associated with cyberchondria, and affective responses partially mediate this association. Additionally, e‐health literacy negatively moderates the effect of affective responses on cyberchondria. Implications and limitations of this study are discussed.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/144628
ISSN: 2373-9231
Rights: © 2020 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). All rights reserved. This paper was published in Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology and is made available with permission of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
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