Investigating the Relationship between Facebook and Self-Esteem, The Need to Belong and Extraversion.

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Authors
Hodgins, Jessica
Issue Date
2015
Degree
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
The aim of this current study was to investigate the relationship between Facebook use, Self-Esteem, The Need to Belong and Extraversion. Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire, which was created on SurveyMonkey that included two demographic questions and four different scales. The scales used were The Facebook Intensity scale, The Need to Belong scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale and the Extraversion component of the Big Five Inventory scale. 125 participants took part in the study, 36 Males and 88 Females. The predictor variable being the Facebook Intensity score and the criterion variables were the scores from the Self-esteem, Need to Belong and Extraversion scales. Participants received an email or invitation to a Facebook event to access the questionnaire. The results reported that there was no significant relationship between Facebook use on Self-Esteem and Extraversion. There was in-fact a significant relationship between Facebook and the Need to Belong. Author Keywords: Facebook, need to belong, self-esteem,extraversion, social media
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