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Fighting Together: Discovering the Antecedents of Social Support and Helpful Discussion Threads in Online Support Forums for Cannabis Quitters

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dc.contributor.author Huang, Kuang-Yuan
dc.contributor.author Long, Yuan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T00:25:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T00:25:42Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59869
dc.description.abstract An increasing number of people are using online cannabis support forums as a source of help for their cannabis quit attempts. In order to assist support seekers dealing with emotional and physical-behavioral difficulties associated with their cannabis abstinence, it is important to identify the factors that facilitate social support provisions by forum members, as well as the overall helpfulness of discussion threads. In this combined qualitative and quantitative study, we propose a model hypothesizing and testing these factors, based on variables generated using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning techniques. The result shows that linguistic and content characteristics of thread-initiating messages are important predictors of the receptions of informational and emotional support from other forum members, and of the overall helpfulness of discussion threads.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Social Media and Healthcare Technology
dc.subject Information Technology in Healthcare
dc.subject Cannabis quitters
dc.subject Machine learning
dc.subject Online support forum
dc.subject Social support
dc.title Fighting Together: Discovering the Antecedents of Social Support and Helpful Discussion Threads in Online Support Forums for Cannabis Quitters
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.522
Appears in Collections: Social Media and Healthcare Technology


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