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Social media and mental health : narcissism’s association with well-being is moderated by posting behaviour and received attention in social media

Sensoy, Mehmet Akif (2020) Social media and mental health : narcissism’s association with well-being is moderated by posting behaviour and received attention in social media.

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Abstract:This paper had the purpose of investigating how narcissistic individuals’ well-being is affected in social networking settings. Thus, the current paper explored narcissists’ self- esteem and life satisfaction in social networking sites with possible moderation effects of posting behaviour and attention received online. A sample of 136 mostly German (76% female) young adults completed an online survey for this purpose. Results of the moderated moderation analysis show that higher posting behaviour is related to lower levels of self- esteem for individuals higher on narcissism and higher received attention is related to higher levels of self-esteem for individuals higher on narcissism. Furthermore, results of the current study indicate that high posting behaviour of individuals high on narcissism is negatively related to such individuals’ life satisfaction. The findings of the present study contribute to the understanding of narcissistic individuals’ higher and lower levels of self-esteem and life satisfaction in social networking site settings.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/80436
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