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Digital Media and Stress: The Cost of Caring 2.0

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Digital Media and Stress: The Cost of Caring 2.0
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Hampton
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Keith N.
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Communication, Rutgers University
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author
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Lu
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Weixu
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Communication, Rutgers University
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author
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Shin
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Inyoung
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Communication, Rutgers University
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author
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Communication
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School of Communication and Information (SC&I)
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Article, Refereed
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Peer reviewed
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2016
Abstract (type = Abstract)
This research explores the relationship between the use of digital media and stress. Based on the findings of a national, probability sample of adults in the United States, the use of digital media was not directly associated with higher levels of psychological stress. Some uses of digital media were associated with lower levels of perceived stress for women but not for men. However, the evidence suggests that, for men and women, digital media provides heightened awareness of network life events (AoNLE) in the lives of both close and more distant acquaintances. An awareness of undesirable, major life events in the lives of others can be a source of psychological stress; this is the cost of caring. Thus, the link between digital media and stress is indirect. We argue that the growth of digital media is related to changes in the structure of peoples’ personal communities that contribute to this trend. There has been a shift toward networks that offer persistent contact and pervasive awareness. Findings suggest that different mobile technologies, Internet technologies, and social media afford AoNLE for men and women, but women tend to report greater psychological stress than men, and they experience psychological stress from a wider range of AoNLE. We discuss explanations for the negative relationship between technology use and stress for women, as well as the implications of our findings for research on the use of digital media and psychological well-being, such as the relationship to social support, narcissism and empathy.
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English
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39 p.
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Social stress
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Awareness
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Social networks
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Social media
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Cost of caring
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Life change events
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Empathy
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FOMO
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2016
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Information, Communication & Society
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1186714
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Stress (Psychology)
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Hampton, Keith N.
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Lu, Weixu
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rucore30175700001
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Shin, Inyoung
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rucore30203300001
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doi:10.7282/T3HH6N6R
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Accepted Manuscript
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Information, Communication and Society on [pre-publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1186714.
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2016-05-24
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2017-11-24
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Access to this PDF has been restricted due to the policy of the publisher, Taylor & Francis, which requires an 18 month embargo from the date the article was published. The article in this repository will be publicly available after November 24, 2017.
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