The Association of Actual Behavior on WeChat with Psychological Traits: Evidence with Mixed Method

Xiangang Qin, Dechuan Wang, Torkil Clemmensen, Diandi Chen, Yanuan Zhao

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Abstract

We present a mixed method study with logging of the actual behavior on WeChat of 29 Android phone users followed by test of their psychological traits. The results showed that average time on WeChat per session (ATPS) was significantly negatively associated with retrospective behavior of doing several things at a time, and average time on WeChat per day (ATPD) was positively associated with confidence of doing several things at a time. No significant association was found between average frequency of using WeChat per day (AFPD) and measures of psychological traits. In conclusion, we suggest that WeChat users with habit of doing several things at a time tend to regulate their WeChat use through controlling the time on WeChat per session rather than frequency. Over confidence of successfully doing several things at a time probably result in longer time of WeChat use per day.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Chinese CHI 2019 - 7th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, Chinese CHI 2019
Number of pages8
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date27 Jun 2019
Pages49-56
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2019
Event7th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, Chinese CHI 2019 - Xiamen, China
Duration: 27 Jun 201930 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference7th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, Chinese CHI 2019
CountryChina
CityXiamen
Period27/06/201930/06/2019
SeriesScan Jour Histt

Keywords

  • Actual behavior
  • Psychological trait
  • Self-report measure
  • SNS
  • WeChat

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