Reasons why we read blogs and memorial pages of people who lost a child. Life motives of emotional rubberneckers

Agata Chudzicka-Czupała , Agata Basek


Researchers have been interested in the subject of accompanying individuals who experienced a child’s terminal illness and death, sharing their grief online. Using The Reiss Motivation Profile and qualitative methods, the authors identified the life motives of emotional rubberneckers–grief blog and memorial page readers. Key reasons for the regular behavior of this kind are found: interest in the protagonist’s health, compassion, will to help, and sense of bonding. Such activity provides support to the respondents. Readers’ important life motives include the substantial need to care for their loved ones, to be needed, emotional stability, and a low need for power.
Author Agata Chudzicka-Czupała (Wydział Psychologii w Katowicach)
Agata Chudzicka-Czupała,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Katowicach
, Agata Basek
Agata Basek,,
Journal seriesDeath Studies, ISSN 0748-1187, e-ISSN 1091-7683, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2021
Publication size in sheets0.55
ASJC Classification1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3203 Clinical Psychology; 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.053; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.16 (2) - 2017=1.472 (5)
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