The Mediating Role of Group Dynamics in Shaping Received Social Support from Active and Passive Use in Online Health Communities

dc.contributor.authorJames, Tabitha L.en
dc.contributor.authorCalderon, Eduardo D.en
dc.contributor.authorBelanger, Franceen
dc.contributor.authorLowry, Paul Benjaminen
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-13T00:47:42Zen
dc.date.available2022-03-13T00:47:42Zen
dc.date.issued2022-04-01en
dc.date.updated2022-03-13T00:47:39Zen
dc.description.abstractExchanging social support on online health communities (OHCs) can be beneficial to people's health, but the OHC characteristics that promote environments in which users feel socially supported are understudied. We develop a model that examines the mediating influence of OHC cohesiveness, altruism, and universality on the relationships between active and passive use and received OHC social support. Our findings indicate that social support can be derived from both active and passive use of the OHC. Although active use can directly stimulate received OHC social support, the relationship between passive use and social support is fully mediated by OHC group dynamics.en
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dc.format.extentPages 103606-103606en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier103606 (Article number)en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2022.103606en
dc.identifier.issn0378-7206en
dc.identifier.issue3en
dc.identifier.orcidBelanger, France [0000-0002-3213-2636]en
dc.identifier.orcidJames, Tabitha [0000-0002-0143-958X]en
dc.identifier.orcidLowry, Paul [0000-0002-0187-5808]en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/109322en
dc.identifier.volume59en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectAACSB Table 1 Scholar Contributionen
dc.subjectPub SAen
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen
dc.subject0806 Information Systemsen
dc.subject1503 Business and Managementen
dc.titleThe Mediating Role of Group Dynamics in Shaping Received Social Support from Active and Passive Use in Online Health Communitiesen
dc.title.serialInformation & Managementen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.type.otherArticleen
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-27en
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