IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(8): 691-694 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.541

Facebook Community and Disclosure Behaviours

Jin Kuan Kok, Wan Ying Lee, and Shue Ling Chong
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: kokjk@utar.edu.my, lwying@utar.edu.my).
S. L. Chong is with University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: shueling@gmail.com).

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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.

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