Rife S, Kathryn Kerns, John Updegraff
Individuals respond to stress by seeking support from others, yet scholars have rarely addressed support seeking over newer media such as Facebook, and the factors which might influence such behavior. Using a daily diary method and a college sample, we tested the relationship between stress and support seeking in person, over Facebook, and on anonymous online forums, considering four moderators: extraversion, social network size, rejection sensitivity, and the sensitivity of the stressor.