Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2010

Abstract

Social networking sites such as Facebook have become extremely popular recently. In this research, we studied how Facebook browsing affects self-awareness and social well-being. Our results show that after Facebook browsing, individuals high in narcissism raised their public self-awareness while those low in narcissism reduced their public self-awareness. We also found that individuals low in narcissism perceived their friends' lives to be better than their own and consequently experienced negative social well-being and emotion. However, this effect did not occur for individuals high in narcissism.

Keywords

Psychology, Applied computing, Facebook, Social networking, self-awareness, narcissism, well-being

Discipline

Communication | Social Media | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

ACE 2010: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology: November 17-19, Taipei, Taiwan

Editor

Haller, M.; Kitamura, Y.

First Page

100

Last Page

101

ISBN

9781605588636

Identifier

10.1145/1971630.1971661

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1145/1971630.1971661

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