Friends, self-presentation and self-esteemPosting a profile assists the teenager in gaining self-awareness. Becoming self-aware by viewing one's own Facebook profile enhances self-esteem (Gonzales and Hanock, 2010).
Facebook vs face-face
Predictors of excessive use
- Extroverted and unconscientious individuals spend more time on social networking sites and their usage tends to be addictive (Wilson K et al, 2010).
- Shy people also like Facebook and spend more time on it. However, they have few Facebook "Friends” (Orr et al, 2009).
- Narcissistic personalities also have high levels of online social activity. They are recognised online by the quantity of their social interactions, their main photo self-promotion, and attractiveness of their main photo (Buffardi LE 2008, Mehdizadeh 2010).
Needs satisfied by Facebook
Parental supervision is a key protective factor against adolescent risk-taking behavior
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