Gonzales, A, & Hancock, J 2011, ‘Mirror, Mirror on my Facebook Wall: Effects of Exposure to Facebook on Self-Esteem’, Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking

Gonzales, A, & Hancock, J 2011, ‘Mirror, Mirror on my Facebook Wall: Effects of Exposure to Facebook on Self-Esteem’, Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 14, 1/2, pp. 79-83, Business Source Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 19 September 2014.

Subject Terms:

SELFesteem
SELF-consciousness (Awareness)
SOCIAL psychology
DIGITAL media
SELF-presentation

Company/Entity:FACEBOOK Inc.

Abstract:

Contrasting hypotheses were posed to test the effect of Facebook exposure on selfesteem. Objective Self-Awareness (OSA) from social psychology and the Hyperpersonal Model from computer-mediated communication were used to argue that Facebook would either diminish or enhance selfesteem respectively. The results revealed that, in contrast to previous work on OSA, becoming self-aware by viewing one’s own Facebook profile enhances selfesteem rather than diminishes it. Participants that updated their profiles and viewed their own profiles during the experiment also reported greater selfesteem, which lends additional support to the Hyperpersonal Model. These findings suggest that selective self-presentation in digital media, which leads to intensified relationship formation, also influences impressions of the self. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

 

 

 

CONTRAST THIS STUDY WITH THISĀ  OPINION PIECE IN THE UK TELEGRAPH: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/9925072/Why-women-constantly-lie-about-life-on-Facebook.html

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