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Title: When Facebook becomes a part of the self: how do motives for using Facebook influence privacy management?
Authors: Kang, Hyunjin 
Shin, Wonsun
Keywords: Social sciences::Communication
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Kang, H. & Shin, W. (2021). When Facebook becomes a part of the self: how do motives for using Facebook influence privacy management?. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 769075-.
Project: 2019-T1- 002-115 
Journal: Frontiers in Psychology 
Abstract: This study examines how three different motivations for using an SNS (i.e., self-expression, belonging, and memory archiving) influence multi-facets of privacy boundary management on the platform mediated by self-extension to it. In recognition of the fact that information management on SNSs often goes beyond the "disclosure-withdrawal" dichotomy, the study investigates the relationships between the three SNS motives and privacy boundary management strategies (i.e., collective boundary and boundary turbulence management). An online survey with Facebook users (N = 305) finds that the three Facebook motivations are positively correlated to users' self-extension to Facebook. The motivations for using Facebook are positively associated with the management of different layers of privacy boundaries (i.e., basic, sensitive, and highly sensitive), when Facebook self-extension is mediated. In addition, the three motives have indirect associations with potential boundary turbulence management mediated by Facebook self-extension. Extending the classic idea that privacy is deeply rooted in the self, the study demonstrates that perceiving an SNS as part of the self-system constitutes a significant underlying psychological factor that explains the linkage between motives for using SNSs and privacy management.
ISSN: 1664-1078
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.769075
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: © 2021 Kang and Shin. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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