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Ukpabi, D. C., Olawumi, O., Balogun, O. S., Nwachukwu, C. E., Sunday Adewale Olaleye, Kolog, E. A., Agjei, R. O., Adusei-Mensah, F., Awoniyi, L., Atsa’am, D. D., & Adeyemi, O. (2021). Unemployment, Personality Traits, and the Use of Facebook. International Journal of E-Adoption, 13(1), 56–72.

Unemployment, personality traits, and the use of Facebook does online social support influence continuous use?

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Author: Ukpabi, Dandison C.1; Olawumi, Olayemi2; Balogun, Oluwafemi Samson2;
Organizations: 1University of Jyväskylä, Finland
2University of Eastern Finland, Finland
3Horizons University, Paris, France
4University of Oulu, Finland
5Business School, University of Ghana, Ghana
6Centre for Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation (CEMRI), Abuja, Nigeria
7University of Turku, Finland
8University of the Free State, South Africa
9University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IGI Global, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-03-25


Different personality traits respond differently to unfavourable life situations. Unemployment can have several negative social, economic, and domestic consequences. Many people use social media for a variety of reasons. The aim of this study is to examine the way different personality traits respond to Facebook in the period of unemployment. Data was obtained from 3,002 unemployed respondents in Nigeria. The study used regression model to analyse the data. Among the five personality traits, results indicated that the relationship between neuroticism and online social support was negative. However, the relationship between online social support and satisfaction was positive. The study highlights several theoretical and practical implications.

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Series: International journal of e-adoption
ISSN: 1937-9633
ISSN-E: 1937-9641
ISSN-L: 1937-9633
ISBN Print: 978-1-7998-6020-4
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Pages: 56 - 72
DOI: 10.4018/IJEA.2021010104
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
512 Business and management
518 Media and communications
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