A systematic review on self-construal and social network sites

Soon Li Lee, Cai Lian Tam

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    The present research was conducted to systematically review existing research that examined the relationships of the aspects of self-construal and social network sites (SNS) usages. A total of 12 research articles met the inclusion criteria for the present review. The reviewed research articles mainly supported the significant relationship of the interdependent self-construal and SNS-related outcomes. The present review highlighted that the reviewed relationships differed. Some findings supported the direct effect of self-construal on SNS-related outcomes, whereas some supported the indirect effects of intervening variables on these relationships. The reviewed findings supported the influence of self-construal on cognition, emotion, and motivation. Implications of the present systematic review were discussed in the manuscript.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-18
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


    • Independent Self-Construal
    • Interdependent Self-Construal
    • PRISMA-P
    • Social Network Sites
    • Systematic Review

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