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Published on Aug 1, 2017in Telematics and Informatics3.71
Ji Won Kim3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SU: Syracuse University),
T. Makana Chock10
Estimated H-index: 10
(SU: Syracuse University)
This study examined the psychological predictors of selfie posting behaviors on SNSs.Narcissism predicted greater levels of posting solo selfies and editing selfies.Extraversion and agreeableness were predictors of posting group selfies.The need for popularity predicted posting both solo and group selfies.The need to belong was not associated with any of the selfie behaviors. This study examined the relationships between narcissism, the Big 5 personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, cons...
Published on Jul 1, 2017in Computers in Human Behavior4.31
Joe Phua11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UGA: University of Georgia),
Seunga Venus Jin5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Sejong University),
Jihoon (Jay) Kim3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UGA: University of Georgia)
Applying uses and gratifications theory (UGT) and social capital theory, our study examined users of four social networking sites (SNSs) (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat), and their influence on online bridging and bonding social capital. Results (N=297) found that Twitter users had the highest bridging social capital, followed by Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, while Snapchat users had the highest bonding social capital, followed by Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. SNS intensity,...
Published on Jul 1, 2017in Telematics and Informatics3.71
Ruoxu Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Penn State College of Communications),
Fan Yang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Penn State College of Communications),
Michel M. Haigh1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Penn State College of Communications)
Selfie viewing was negatively associated with self-esteem.Groupie viewing was positively associated with self-esteem.Frequent groupie viewing led to increased life satisfaction.Frequent selfie viewing led to decreased life satisfaction.Need for popularity moderated the relationship between selfie viewing and self-esteem.Need for popularity moderated the relationship between selfie viewing and life satisfaction. Taking selfies and groupies and sharing them to social media has become a popular onl...
Published on Jun 1, 2017in Personality and Individual Differences2.00
Youngsoo Shin2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Yonsei University),
Minji Kim1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Yonsei University)
+ 1 AuthorsSang Chul Chong15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Yonsei University)
Abstract The phenomenon of taking and sharing selfies has become widespread in everyday life. However, previous studies on the selfie have not dealt with the effect of the experience of a selfie. Therefore, we examined the effect of the selfie on people who took and shared their selfies. Based on the social comparison theory, we focused on two psychological factors: social sensitivity and self-esteem. In the experiment, we manipulated the context of experiencing selfies. The participants were as...
Malinda Desjarlais5
Estimated H-index: 5
Jessica J. Joseph1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract Previous studies indicate that characteristics of social-based technologies (STs) stimulate the sharing of intimate information online, which in turn enhances the quality of friendships. In addition, intimate online self-disclosure has been positively associated with offline self-disclosure. One objective of the current study was to combine the literature and test a model which postulates that STs use stimulates online self-disclosure which facilitates offline self-disclosure and, there...
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Personality and Individual Differences2.00
Tae Rang Choi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Texas at Austin),
Yongjun Sung23
Estimated H-index: 23
(KU: Korea University)
+ 1 AuthorsSejung Marina Choi16
Estimated H-index: 16
(RMIT: RMIT University)
Abstract The present study examined the relationship between the Big Five and the use of selfies to maintain online sociability and social connection. An online panel survey was conducted with 299 selfie posters. The findings suggest that the Big Five traits, except for extraversion, are significantly associated with the degree of concern about other's responses to one's own selfies. Selfie posters with agreeableness and low openness show a high tendency of observing others' selfies. In addition...
Published on Mar 16, 2017in Journal of Youth Studies1.73
Matthew Hart1
Estimated H-index: 1
(USYD: University of Sydney)
ABSTRACTIn this paper, I examine how young selfie sharers engage in intimate edgework in the visual social media site tumblr. Originally devised by Stephen Lyng, edgework is defined as the purposeful engagement in risky behaviour as a result of the seductive character of the experience, and the rewards of doing so brings. The article is based on data gathered from in-depth, online interviews with 25 young people who post naked self-photographs to their tumblr blogs, and participant observation b...
Published on Mar 1, 2017in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology3.29
Anthony L. Burrow14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Cornell University),
Nicolette Rainone1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Cornell University)
Abstract Sociometer theory asserts that self-esteem is calibrated to one's perceived relational value. Accordingly, positive feedback should boost self-esteem because it signals acceptance by others. Yet, the extent to which self-esteem is sensitive to positive feedback may depend on individuals' sense of purpose. In two studies ( N = 342), we tested purpose in life as a source of self-directed and prosocial motivation and predicted that having greater purpose would lessen sensitivity to social ...
Published on Feb 16, 2017in Frontiers in Psychology2.13
Nicole C. Krämer27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Duisburg-Essen),
Markus Feurstein1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
+ 3 AuthorsStephan Winter12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
Users of social networking sites such as Facebook frequently post self-portraits on their profiles. While research has begun to analyze the motivations for posting such pictures, less is known about how selfies are evaluated by recipients. Although producers of selfies typically aim to create a positive impression, selfies may also be regarded as narcissistic and therefore fail to achieve the intended goal. The aim of this study is to examine the potentially ambivalent reception of selfies compa...
Published on Jan 17, 2017in Frontiers in Psychology2.13
Sarah Diefenbach12
Estimated H-index: 12
(LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich),
Lara Christoforakos1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
Selfies appear as a double-edged phenomenon. Taking, posting, and viewing selfies has become a daily habit for many. At the same time, research revealed that selfies often evoke criticism and disrespect, and are associated with non-authenticity and narcissism. The present study (N=238) sheds further light on the somewhat contradictory phenomenon of selfies and their psychological value. In addition to previous studies on selfies and personality traits, the present research explores relations to ...
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