—Facebook has become a huge virtual community
with millions of members. This paper examines the perceptions
of community and disclosure behaviours among Malaysian
Facebook users. Quantitative data was collected via an online
survey. Chi-square was run to find the association between
these two aspects. Findings show that the participants were
cautious about their Facebook disclosures. Though they believe
the Facebook community to be neither stable, nor realistic, they
thought it detrimental to share real problems with friends
known only on Facebook; and they preferred to remain
anonymous; however, a high percentage of them agreed that
they had a sense of belonging to this Facebook community.
—Facebook, Facebook community, online
community, trust and disclosure in Facebook.
J. K. Kok and W. Y. Lee are with the Department of Psychology and
Counselling, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, University Tunku Abdul
Rahman, Kampar Campus, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
S. L. Chong is with University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail:
Cite: Jin Kuan Kok, Wan Ying Lee, and Shue Ling Chong, " Facebook Community and Disclosure Behaviours," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 691-694, 2015.