DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2014.09.008
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Trey Asbury, Nancy L. Myers

Abstract: SNS (social networking sites) such as Facebook and Twitter are widely used as a source of news, marketing, and entertainment. These online platforms also allow individuals to connect and maintain social ties with others.Researchers have recently begun investigating psychological, emotional, and behavioral correlates of SNS usage.The current study examines the potential benefits of SNS usage for persons serving in a caregiver role. While no differences were observed for perceived social support, SNS usage was …

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