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How does Facebook Browsing Affect Self-awareness and Social Well-being: The Role of Narcissism
ACE 2010: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology: November 17-19, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lin QIU, Nanyang Technological University
  • Han LIN, Nanyang Technological University
  • Angela K. Y. LEUNG, Singapore Management University
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
Editor
Haller, M.; Kitamura, Y.
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
Additional URL
http://doi.org/10.1145/1971630.1971661
Citation Information
Qui, Lin, Lin Han and Angela K. Y. Leung. 2010. "How does Facebook Browsing Affect Self-awareness and Social Well-being: The Role of Narcissism." In ACE 2010: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, 100-101. New York: ACM.