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Understanding the role of social networking sites in the subjective well-being of users: a diary study

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Understanding the role of social networking sites in the subjective well-being of users : a diary study. / Wenninger, Helena Eva; Krasnova, Hanna; Buxmann, Peter.

In: European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 28, No. 2, 04.03.2019, p. 126-148.

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Wenninger, HE, Krasnova, H & Buxmann, P 2019, 'Understanding the role of social networking sites in the subjective well-being of users: a diary study', European Journal of Information Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 126-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/0960085X.2018.1496883

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Wenninger HE, Krasnova H, Buxmann P. Understanding the role of social networking sites in the subjective well-being of users: a diary study. European Journal of Information Systems. 2019 Mar 4;28(2):126-148. Epub 2018 Aug 2. doi: 10.1080/0960085X.2018.1496883

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Wenninger, Helena Eva ; Krasnova, Hanna ; Buxmann, Peter. / Understanding the role of social networking sites in the subjective well-being of users : a diary study. In: European Journal of Information Systems. 2019 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 126-148.

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