Annotated Bibliography 5

Chen, Gina Masullo.  “Why Do Women Write Personal Blogs?  Satisfying Needs for Self-Disclosure and Affiliation Tell Part of the Story”.  Computers in Human Behavior.  Volume 28.  (2012):  171-180.  Web.  24 October 2013.

This article discusses the reasons why women blog by directly asking women bloggers.  The author discusses three psychological needs as reasons why women might blog, reasons the women may not even realize themselves.  These reasons/needs are, need for self-disclosure, affiliation and achievement.  The author believes all women fill each of these needs to some degree, but that one reason/need will predominate in each woman.


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