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2018 | 60 | 3 | 183 – 194
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LONELINESS, FRIENDSHIP, AND FACEBOOK INTRUSION. A STUDY IN POLAND, SLOVAKIA, SYRIA, MALAYSIA, AND ECUADOR

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With the increasing popularity of Facebook, a new social phenomenon connected with its extensive use has appeared: namely, Facebook intrusion. The main aim of the study was to examine the mediating role of loneliness in the relation between friendships and Facebook intrusion. We analysed data from five countries: Poland (N = 399), Slovakia (N = 266), Syria (N = 475), Ecuador (N = 327), and Malaysia (N = 241). The total sample consisted of 1731 participants who had Facebook accounts; 61% of the participants were women. We administered the Facebook Intrusion Scale, the Loneliness Scale, and the Friendship Scale. The results indicated differences in the role of loneliness and friendship in Facebook intrusion, depending on the country. Among young Polish people, friendship decreases loneliness and loneliness decreases Facebook intrusion. Whereas among Ecuadorians friendship decreases loneliness, while loneliness increases Facebook intrusion.
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60
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3
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183 – 194
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  • Institute of Psychology, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland, gatta@kul.pl
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