Perceived stress and life satisfaction: Social network service use as a moderator

Qikun Niu, Yihao Liu, Zitong Sheng, Yue He, Xiaolin Shao

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Social Network Service (SNS) has become a buzzword in recent media coverage with the development of the second generation of Web-based communities. In China, SNS has played an increasingly important role in its users' daily lives, especially among students. With a sample of 471 college students, we tested the direct relationship between perceived stress and life satisfaction using a regression analysis. Moreover, we found SNS use could buffer the negative effect of perceived stress. This study has practical implications on Internet users' SNS use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Internet
  • Life satisfaction
  • Perceived stress
  • Social Network Service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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