The role of deficient self-regulation in facebook habit formation

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With the proliferation of new social media technologies (e.g. Facebook), there has been a rising concern over the problem of technology dependency. Recognizing that deficiency in self-regulation is a necessary condition for the dependency to take place, this study aims to examine the role of deficient self-regulation in habit formation in the context of online social networking sites (SNSs). The findings of an empirical study of 406 Facebook users indicate that deficient self-regulation plays a role in augmenting SNS users' perceptions, which indirectly influences habit. Our theoretical model of habit formation explains 43.7% of the variance. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems, E-learning, and Knowledge Management Research
Subtitle of host publication4thWorld Summit on the Knowledge Society WSKS 2011 Mykonos, Greece, September 21-23, 2011 Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642358784
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


  • Deficient self-regulation
  • Facebook
  • Habit
  • Social Networking Sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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