MPhil student wins Distinguished Paper award at International Conference on e-Tech
01 Apr 12 (Sunday)
Mr. Zach Lee, an MPhil candidate in the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences (FDS), and Dr. Christy Cheung, Associate Professor of the Department of FDS, have recently won a Distinguished Paper award for their paper entitled “Problematic Use of Social Networking Sites: How Self-Esteem Associated with Its Development” at the 2012 International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology held in Hong Kong. The paper mainly investigated how the self-esteem of a web surfer affects the development of problematic Internet use in the context of Facebook, a social networking site. The research model was tested on 200 Facebook users and the results showed that low self-esteem predisposed individuals to the development of a preference for online social interaction. This preference in turn resulted in an excessive use of Facebook.
Mr. Zach Lee (right) and Dr. Christy Cheung win a Distinguished Paper award
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