Facebook profiles and their effect on real/ideal self-discrepancy : an investigatory study

dc.contributor.advisorMcMahon, Ciaranen
dc.contributor.authorLane, Sabrinaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-30T11:42:18Z
dc.date.available2012-11-30T11:42:18Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description.abstractSocial networking sites enable a form of strategic self-presentation that is rooted in an ethos of self-promotion. The purpose of the present study was to investigate if viewing one’s own Facebook profile reduces discrepancy between real and ideal self-concept, and if viewing the Facebook profile of others increases this discrepancy. A secondary aim of this study was to investigate the type of social comparison that takes place on Facebook. In the current study 59 participants joined an online experiment in order to investigate the above. The results show that viewing one’s own profile does not significantly affect real/ideal self-discrepancy. Viewing the profile of others does not result in increased unfavourable social comparison. Implications and potential future directions for research are discussed. Author keywords: Facebook self-discrepancy, social comparisonen
dc.identifier.citationLane, Sabrina. (2012). Facebook profiles and their effect on real/ideal self-discrepancy : an investigatory study. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/464
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectDigital mediaen
dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.titleFacebook profiles and their effect on real/ideal self-discrepancy : an investigatory studyen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelBA (Hons)en
dc.type.degreenameBA (Hons) in Psychologyen
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