How does Facebook browsing affect self-awareness and social well-being: The role of narcissism

Lin Qiu*, Han Lin, Angela Ka Yee Leung

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2010
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages100-101
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781605588636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 17 Nov 201019 Nov 2010

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period17/11/1019/11/10

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Qiu, L., Lin, H., & Leung, A. K. Y. (2010). How does Facebook browsing affect self-awareness and social well-being: The role of narcissism. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2010 (pp. 100-101). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1971630.1971661