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Associations Between Self-Reported Narcissism, Self-Esteem, and Social-Emotional Functions of Facebook

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dc.contributor.advisor Rowatt, Wade
dc.contributor.author Seto, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.other Baylor University en_US
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8322
dc.description.abstract The popularity of Facebook has instigated a wealth of research from the fields of psychology and social media. Narcissism and self-esteem have been independently linked to Facebook usage and Facebook-related behaviors. Few studies have explored, however, the interaction between narcissism and self-esteem and one’s emotional connection to Facebook. In this study, participants completed the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (Raskin & Terry, 1988), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, (Rosenberg, 1965), the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (Paulus, 1984), and a self-generated Facebook Activity Questionnaire. Through factor analysis, an aggregate “Facebook Emotional Connection” variable was created. Bivariate correlations revealed a significant positive relationship between narcissism and self-esteem. In addition, self-esteem demonstrated a significant negative association with Facebook Emotional Connection, and narcissism demonstrated a positive association with Facebook Emotional Connection, but it did not reach significance. A statistical trend emerged although the magnitude of the effect was small. Implications for the continual growth of social media and its effects on psychological well-being are discussed. en_US
dc.rights Baylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Narcissism en_US
dc.subject Self-Esteem en_US
dc.subject Facebook en_US
dc.title Associations Between Self-Reported Narcissism, Self-Esteem, and Social-Emotional Functions of Facebook en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology and Neuroscience en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US


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