I’ll (Not) be Home for Christmas: The Impact of the Pandemic on Evaluation Apprehension and Self-Disclosure during the 2020 Holidays

dc.contributor.author Nabity-Grover, Teagen
dc.contributor.author Cheung, Christy
dc.contributor.author Thatcher, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-24T17:20:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-24T17:20:51Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract Social distancing was encouraged and sometimes enforced via lockdowns during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, people still needed to socialize to combat feelings of loneliness, so many turned to social media. While online interactions were encouraged, sharing about behaviors considered unsafe during the pandemic was met with increased shaming and vitriol. This study focuses on understanding whether and why online self-disclosure behaviors changed during the holiday season – a time many people believe should be spent with family and loved ones – because of the pandemic. We collected two rounds of survey data in December 2020 from Facebook and Instagram users. Our results show significant differences between the kinds of information disclosed online between 2019 and 2020. We also found that evaluation apprehension moderated the relationship between predicted and reported behaviors for socially desirable information – such as wearing a mask and working from home.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.067
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/79397
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th 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 Digital Society
dc.subject holidays
dc.subject longitudinal study
dc.subject pandemic
dc.subject self-disclosure
dc.subject social media
dc.title I’ll (Not) be Home for Christmas: The Impact of the Pandemic on Evaluation Apprehension and Self-Disclosure during the 2020 Holidays
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