Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-2012

Abstract

Facebook has become a widely used online self-representation and communication platform. In this research, we focus on emotional disclosure on Facebook. We conducted two studies, and results from both self-report and observer rating show that individuals are more likely to express positive relative to negative emotions and present better emotional well-being on Facebook than in real life. Our study is the first to demonstrate impression management on Facebook through emotional disclosure. We discuss important theoretical and practical implications of our study.

Keywords

Facebook, social media, disclosure, self-representation, emotions, college students, emotional well-being

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts | Social Media | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Volume

15

Issue

10

First Page

569

Last Page

572

ISSN

2152-2715

Identifier

10.1089/cyber.2012.0200

Publisher

Liebert

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/10.1089/cyber.2012.0200

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