#DeleteFacebook: Antecedents of facebook fatigue

Eunji Lee, Kyu Yeon Lee, Yongjun Sung, Young A. Song

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Despite the trend of leaving Facebook (#DeleteFacebook campaign), investigation on both the social and psychological factors affecting Facebook fatigue is limited. This study aims to explore the social and psychological antecedents of Facebook fatigue and identify the effects of the antecedents on overall Facebook fatigue. A total of 327 Facebook users participated in an online survey. Respondents were recruited from a major online panel in Korea. The results from the principal component analysis suggest that there are six social and psychological antecedents: Impression management, unwanted posts, reputation concern, personal relative deprivation, privacy concern, and relationship concern. In addition, the results show that personal relative deprivation, privacy concern, impression management, and relationship concern positively predicted overall Facebook fatigue. This research not only sheds light on the antecedents of social networking services (SNS) fatigue that influence overall Facebook fatigue but also suggests practical implications for the everexpanding SNS market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-422
Number of pages6
JournalCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2016S1A3A2924760).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


  • Facebook
  • Facebook fatigue
  • SNS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications


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