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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2013, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (2): 272-281.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.00272

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The Type, Function and Influencing Factors of Online Self-disclosure

XIE Xiaochun;SUN Xiaojun;ZHOU Zongkui   

  1. (Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior (CCNU), Ministry of Education; School of Psychology, Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079)
  • Received:2012-05-10 Online:2013-02-15 Published:2013-02-15
  • Contact: SUN Xiaojun

Abstract: Online self-disclosure is the extension of self-disclosure offline in the cyber space. This study put forward integrated definition of online self-disclosure, and classified it with three perspectives: form, degree and expression. Online self-disclosure has both positive and negative influences. The appearing and the development of online self-disclosure are affected by various factors such as social culture, cyber condition, gender, age and individual psychology. Cognitive experiments, deep discussion on the influencing factors, the self-disclosure on new media of Internet, cross-culture study and Special groups’ online self-disclosure may be the orientations for future researches.

Key words: online self-disclosure, integrated definition, cognitive experiment