Social Consequences of Grindr Use: Extending the Internet-Enhanced Self-Disclosure Hypothesis

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3025453.3025775

論文アブストラクト:Grindr, a location-based real-time dating application, provides sexual-minority men (SMM) a space through which they can identify, access, and communicate with one another. Although previous research has examined user motivations and public self-disclosure patterns on Grindr, we investigate the effects intimate self-disclosure and sexting via the application's private messaging on internalized homophobia and loneliness. Using the Internet-enhanced self-disclosure hypothesis (ISDH) as a framework, we conducted an online survey of 274 Grindr users. Serial mediation analysis showed support for the ISDH, suggesting that Grindr use was negatively associated with loneliness. Intimate self-disclosure and internalized homophobia mediated the relationship between Grindr use and loneliness, but sexting had no relationship with internalized homophobia or loneliness. We discuss implications for the ISDH, Grindr, self-disclosure, and sexting.

日本語のまとめ:

性的少数な男性のためのソーシャルアプリにおける、ユーザーの孤独感の関係性について調査。アプリを利用して、プライベートメッセージの中で自らをさらけ出すことにより、同性愛嫌悪が軽減され、結果として孤独感が緩和される。

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