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AuthorMontag, Christiandc.contributor.author
AuthorBecker, Benjamindc.contributor.author
AuthorGan, Chunmeidc.contributor.author
Date of accession2022-01-19T10:56:34Zdc.date.accessioned
Available in OPARU since2022-01-19T10:56:34Zdc.date.available
Date of first publication2018-12-11dc.date.issued
AbstractWith currently over one billion monthly active users, the Chinese social media and multipurpose application WeChat (, Wēixìn, micro-message) has become one of the world’s most popular social media platforms. Despite its enormous number of users in Asia, WeChat is still not well known in Western countries. Against this background, the present review aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview on the functionality of this application, comparison with other popular applications such as Facebook/WhatsApp and previous research. Although WeChat has become an integral part of everyday life for many users, research has only recently begun to examine the impact of this development on the societal and individual levels. The present review summarizes the literature on this topic with a focus on the motives to engage in using the app and potential detrimental effects of excessive use. In the context of the growing popularity and increasing usage times of the app – in particular in Asian countries – future research seems warranted to examine systematically how social media platforms such as WeChat will affect interpersonal communication behavior, well-being, and mental health. The direct comparison of WeChat’s influence on the mentioned variables compared with its competitors Facebook and WhatsApp often used in Western countries will also be of high importance.dc.description.abstract
Languageendc.language.iso
PublisherUniversität Ulmdc.publisher
LicenseCC BY 4.0 Internationaldc.rights
Link to license texthttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/dc.rights.uri
Keywordmotivationdc.subject
Keyworduses and gratificationdc.subject
Keywordpersonalitydc.subject
Dewey Decimal GroupDDC 150 / Psychologydc.subject.ddc
LCSHSocial media; Influencedc.subject.lcsh
LCSHSocial media addictiondc.subject.lcsh
MeSHInternet addiction disorderdc.subject.mesh
TitleThe multipurpose application WeChat : a review on recent researchdc.title
Resource typeWissenschaftlicher Artikeldc.type
SWORD Date2019-12-19T17:52:25Zdc.date.updated
VersionpublishedVersiondc.description.version
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.18725/OPARU-40974dc.identifier.doi
URNhttp://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:289-oparu-41050-3dc.identifier.urn
GNDWeChat <Online-Dienst>dc.subject.gnd
GNDOnline-Suchtdc.subject.gnd
GNDFacebookdc.subject.gnd
GNDWhatsappdc.subject.gnd
FacultyFakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Informatik und Psychologieuulm.affiliationGeneral
InstitutionInstitut für Psychologie und Pädagogikuulm.affiliationSpecific
Peer reviewjauulm.peerReview
DCMI TypeCollectionuulm.typeDCMI
CategoryPublikationenuulm.category
In cooperation withUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of Chinauulm.cooperation
In cooperation withSun Yat-sen Universityuulm.cooperation
DOI of original publication10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02247dc.relation1.doi
Source - Title of sourceFrontiers in Psychologysource.title
Source - Place of publicationFrontiers Mediasource.publisher
Source - Volume9source.volume
Source - Year2018source.year
Source - Article number2247source.articleNumber
Source - eISSN1664-1078source.identifier.eissn
Open AccessDOAJ Golduulm.OA
CommunityFakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Informatik und Psychologieuulm.community
Bibliographyuulmuulm.bibliographie
xmlui.metadata.uulm.OAfundingOpen-Access-Förderung durch die Universität Ulmuulm.OAfunding
xmlui.metadata.uulm.OAfundingGefördert vom Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberguulm.OAfunding


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