Coping with envy on professional social networking sites:24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020

Chmielinski, M. and Cheung, C.M.K. and Wenninger, H. and Wollongong, Dubai Tourism; Emirates; PACIS; University of (2020) Coping with envy on professional social networking sites:24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020. In: 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, 2020-06-202020-06-24.

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With the growing popularity of professional social networking sites (PSNS), many users rely on PSNS, such as LinkedIn, to develop and maintain professional relationships with other individuals and companies. Most users create dedicated personal profiles and share their achievements and professional experiences on PSNS. With the frequent exposure to social information on PSNS, we expect that users who use LinkedIn may experience envy. Surprisingly, there is very little understanding of how PSNS use induces the feeling of envy and how users cope with it. Building on prior envy literature, we propose a research model to explain this phenomenon. We will test our model with data from 500 LinkedIn users. We expect that the findings of this study will contribute to our theoretical understanding of PSNS envy coping mechanisms and offer users some guidance to deal with PSNS envy. © Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020. All rights reserved.

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Conference code: 161287 Export Date: 19 August 2020 Funding details: Hong Kong Baptist University, HKBU, FRG2/17-18/040 Funding text 1: The authors acknowledge with gratitude the generous support of the Hong Kong Baptist University for the Faculty Research Grant (FRG) FRG2/17-18/040 without which the timely production of the current publication would not have been feasible. References: Ajzen, I., The theory of planned behavior (1991) Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 50 (2), pp. 179-211; Banerji, D., Reimer, T., Startup founders and their LinkedIn connections: Are well-connected entrepreneurs more successful? 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