Online self-disclosure across cultures: A study of Facebook use in Saudi Arabia and Australia

Almakrami, Hashem Abdullah A. (2015) Online self-disclosure across cultures: A study of Facebook use in Saudi Arabia and Australia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research aimed to gain a sophisticated understanding of self-disclosure on Facebook across two distinctive cultures, Saudi Arabia and Australia. This study utilised an explanatory sequential mixed methods design, consisting of a quantitative phase followed by a qualitative phase. Findings from both quantitative and qualitative data provide a broad understanding of the types of information that people self-disclose on Facebook, identifies factors that have a significant influence (either positive or negative) on such disclosure, and explains how it is affected by one's national culture.

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ID Code: 84494
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Harrington, Stephen, Nayak, Richi, & Chan, Taizan
Keywords: Web 2.0, Online Social Networks, Facebook, Self-disclosure, Cross-cultural comparison, National culture, Saudi Arabia
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Jul 2015 02:26
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:36

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