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dc.contributor.authorMunzel, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorGalan, Jean-Philippe
dc.contributor.authorMeyer-Waarden, Lars
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-03T04:15:35Z
dc.date.available2024-04-03T04:15:35Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn1086-4415
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10864415.2018.1441723
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/7432
dc.description.abstractBy March 2017, Facebook had more than 1.94 billion active users monthly. Even as firms increasingly invest in social media, however, businesses appear only moderately satisfied with the bottom line of such social commerce efforts. To assist future efforts in social commerce, this research builds on social capital theory to investigate the effects of individual social interactions on social networking sites (SNSs) on users’ happiness and well-being by examining how size and intimacy of the social network online and the mediating influence of two social capital facets, bonding and bridging, impact those outcomes. Among 2,116 Facebook users, intimacy and network size affect well-being, through social capital. The findings reveal the importance of getting ahead (i.e., bridging social capital) rather than getting by (i.e., bonding social capital) among SNS users who seek novel information and experiences. The results imply that social interactions through SNSs are valuable for individuals and firms, because they guide efforts in improving social capital—and bridging social capital in particular—to improve the individual’s well-being.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank TRND France and Spain for their support in recruiting participants for the main study as well as four anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments on earlier versions of this research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectBondingen_US
dc.subjectBridgingen_US
dc.subjectHappinessen_US
dc.subjectSocial Capitalen_US
dc.subjectSocial Capital Theoryen_US
dc.subjectSocialCommerceen_US
dc.subjectSocial Networking Sitesen_US
dc.subjectWell-beingen_US
dc.titleGetting by or getting ahead on social networking sites? The role of social capital in happiness and well-beingen_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Electronic Commerceen_US
dc.source.volume22en_US
dc.source.issue2en_US
dc.source.beginpage232en_US
dc.source.endpage257en_US
dc.contributor.departmentToulouse School of Management, Toulouse University, Franceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIAE – Bordeaux University School of Managementen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTSM Research (CNRS) at Toulouse Universityen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1557-9301
vlerick.knowledgedomainMarketing & Salesen_US
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factoren_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentMKTen_US
dc.identifier.vperid312217en_US


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