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ERIC Number: EJ1144183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
Adolescent Self-Presentation on Facebook and Its Impact on Self-Esteem
Metzler, Anna; Scheithauer, Herbert
International Journal of Developmental Science, v9 n3-4 p135-145 2015
A considerable body of research has examined the association between self-presentation on social networking sites and personality in adults. Yet, there is a lack of corresponding research on adolescents as well as studies on alternative measures of personality traits of the self. The current study investigates, using a cross-sectional multi-method approach, whether adolescents present themselves according to their self-concept on Facebook, using a multi-dimensional perspective of self-concept, and whether a congruent self-presentation is associated with self-esteem. Adolescents aged 14-17 years (N= 143) were recruited through various online channels. Using multiple regression analysis, we found that overall adolescents' self-presentation on Facebook reflects their reported self-concept facets. The evidence also suggests that there is a positive association between adolescents' congruent self-presentation and self-esteem. The implications and future research directions with respect to self-presentation on Facebook in adolescence are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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