Human degradation with the use of social media: a theological perspective

Darshana D Sedera, Sachithra Lokuge, Dharshani Chandrasekara

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    Considering the adoption and the continuous proliferation of social media platforms, the human degradation through social media is becoming much more sinister than what it appears on the surface. The objective of this research is to investigate how the social media usage influences subjective well-being of individuals. To investigate this, we applied the Buddhist philosophical perspectives to assess human qualities through five defilements (Nyanaponika Thera 1993) and in addition, we investigate the moderating role of the number of friends and time spent on social media for life satisfaction. By analyzing data collected from 480 sample, the study makes interesting insights into dark side of social media for social well-being.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICIS 2017 Proceedings
    EditorsChristina Soh, Ola Henfridsson, Youngjin Yoo
    Place of PublicationAtlanta GA USA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventInternational Conference on Information Systems 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation - COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
    Duration: 10 Dec 201713 Dec 2017
    Conference number: 38th


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems 2017
    Abbreviated titleICIS 2017
    CountryKorea, Republic of (South)
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    • Human Degradation
    • Life Satisfaction
    • Social Media Use
    • Survey
    • Theology

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