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Han Na Lee 2 Articles
An Exploratory Study on How and Why Young and Middle-aged Adults Disclose Depressive Feelings to Others: Focusing on the Influence of Perception of Social Norms
Soon Tae An, Han Na Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(1):12-23.   Published online March 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.1.12
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Purpose
This study explored how and why young and middle-aged adults disclose depressive feelings to others. In particular, we investigated the role of social norms to see whether using mobile instant messaging (MIM) could lower the perceived barriers of emotional disclosure. Furthermore, the motivations of emotional disclosure via MIM were compared between young and middle-aged adults.
Methods
A total of 255 Koreans (128 middle-aged people, 127 young adults) participated in an online survey. Pearson’s correlation coefficients, paired t-tests, SPSS PROCESS macro, and exploratory factor analysis were used to examine the relationships among the key variables.
Results
The perceived social norms were found to be a significant deterrent in disclosing depressive feelings to others. However, there was a significant interaction effect between generations and perceived social norms. Although young adults with low social norm awareness were more likely to disclose depressive feelings via MIM, emotional disclosure among middle-aged adults increased with higher levels of perceived social norms. Also, different motivations were observed.
Conclusion
The results confirmed the significant effect of social norms as well as generational differences when using MIM as a channel of emotional disclosure.

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  • The necessity of emotion management for the general public: a comparison of diagnostic changes in two anger-related psychiatric disorders
    Hyun Yoorim, You Myoungsoon
    Archives of Psychiatry and Mental Health.2022; 6(1): 048.     CrossRef
Mediating Effects of Emotional Venting via Instant Messaging (IM) and Positive Emotion in the Relationship between Negative Emotion and Depression
Han Na Lee, Soon Tae An
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019;30(4):571-580.   Published online December 31, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.4.571
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to examine the mediating effects of emotional venting via instant messaging (IM) and positive emotion in the relationship between negative emotion and depression.
METHODS
Online survey was conducted in Korea between 2 April and 7 April 2019. To obtain samples with representativeness, data were gathered by the professional research firm. A total of 250 Koreans were participated in this study. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and SPSS PROCESS macro to test the mediating effects.
RESULTS
This study analyzed the direct/indirect effects of negative emotion on emotional venting via IM, in the relationship between positive emotion and depression. Negative emotion had indirect effects on depression through emotional venting via IM and positive emotion. Both emotional venting via IM and positive emotion had dual mediating effects in the influence of negative emotion on depression.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that it is important to manage negative emotion to prevent depression. Also, this study confirmed that emotional venting via IM is a powerful factor influencing emotional recovery.

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  • Artificial-Intelligence-Based Mood Regulation: Digital Encouragement in the Social Media Era
    Hannah Lee, Soontae An, Yujin Lee
    Journal of Digital Contents Society.2024; 25(6): 1557.     CrossRef
  • An Exploratory Study on How and Why Young and Middle-aged Adults Disclose Depressive Feelings to Others: Focusing on the Influence of Perception of Social Norms
    Soontae An, Hannah Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2021; 32(1): 12.     CrossRef
  • A Longitudinal Change Patterns of Depression and Its Relationship with Socioeconomic Deprivation among Middle-Aged Adults in South Korea
    Soo-Bi Lee, Min-Ji Yu, Myeong-Sook Yoon
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2021; 18(24): 12957.     CrossRef
  • Perceived Benefits of and Barriers to Disclosure of Depressive Feelings: An Exploratory Study Using Semantic Network Analysis
    Hannah Lee, Soontae An
    Korean Journal of Adult Nursing.2020; 32(6): 571.     CrossRef

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