The correlation between selfie-sharing frequency and narcissism, contingent self-worth and guilt and shame proneness

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Keeling, Stephen
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Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between selfie-sharing frequency and the Narcissism Personal Inventory scale, Contingent Self-Worth scale and Proneness to Guilt and Shame scale through the lens of age and gender. An online quantitative, correlational coefficient survey was implemented to gather the necessary data. A convenience sample of 106 Irish adult participants completed the survey which consisted of the Narcissism Personal Inventory 16 scale, Contingent Self-Worth scale, Proneness to Guilt and Shame scale, demographic and frequency of selfie-sharing questions. Analysis found that men had higher levels of narcissism and lower levels of proneness to guilt and shame. However, levels of selfie-sharing had no correlations with narcissism, contingent self-worth or proneness to guilt and shame for this sample. Future research should include examining correlations between narcissism levels and contingent self-worth sub-scales for samples of high selfie-sharing frequency.