Putting their best foot forward: Emotional disclosure on facebook

Lin Qiu, Han Lin, Angela K. Leung, William Tov

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-572
Number of pages4
JournalCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Qiu, Lin ; Lin, Han ; Leung, Angela K. ; Tov, William. / Putting their best foot forward : Emotional disclosure on facebook. In: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 2012 ; Vol. 15, No. 10. pp. 569-572.
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