Emotional contagion through online newspapers

K. Bösch, O. Müller, J. Schneider, in: European Conference on Information Systems, 2018.

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Bösch, Kevin; Müller, OliverLibreCat; Schneider, Johannes
Emotions spread through online and offline social networks and subsequently influence individuals’ decisions and behaviours. Empirical studies on emotional contagion are almost non-existent in infor-mation systems research, leaving a gap in understanding how individuals are affected by emotions ex-pressed in online sources. Online newspaper articles and the associated readers’ comments provide a rich and mostly unfiltered data source that is utilized in this work to identify emotional contagion effects between newspaper publishers and its readers. By applying lexicon-based sentiment analysis and multi-level linear regression models to 1,151 online newspaper articles and 28,948 associated readers' com-ments, we model the relationships between sentiments in newspaper articles and comments. The results provide empirical support for emotional contagion effects between emotions expressed in online news-paper articles and emotions expressed in readers' comments. Linguistic, psychological and methodo-logical limitations are considered and discussed.
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Bösch K, Müller O, Schneider J. Emotional contagion through online newspapers. In: European Conference on Information Systems. ; 2018.
Bösch, K., Müller, O., & Schneider, J. (2018). Emotional contagion through online newspapers. European Conference on Information Systems.
@inproceedings{Bösch_Müller_Schneider_2018, title={Emotional contagion through online newspapers}, booktitle={European Conference on Information Systems}, author={Bösch, Kevin and Müller, Oliver and Schneider, Johannes}, year={2018} }
Bösch, Kevin, Oliver Müller, and Johannes Schneider. “Emotional Contagion through Online Newspapers.” In European Conference on Information Systems, 2018.
K. Bösch, O. Müller, and J. Schneider, “Emotional contagion through online newspapers,” 2018.
Bösch, Kevin, et al. “Emotional Contagion through Online Newspapers.” European Conference on Information Systems, 2018.

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