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The influence of personality and internalization of media ideals on Facebook image selection


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Abstract (summary)

A survey was conducted with over 250 undergraduate students, and their profile images were analyzed to explore whether personality traits such as narcissism and self-esteem, and the internalization of ideals portrayed in the media were correlated to the images individuals chose as profile pictures on the social network site Facebook. Profile pictures were analyzed according to three variables of traditional content analysis, and the study found a significant correlation only for the internalization of media ideals. Narcissism and self-esteem were not correlated to the social distance, amount of dress, or behavior individuals displayed in their profile pictures. The findings are discussed in terms of Goffman's work on self-presentation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Communication;
Multimedia Communications
Classification
0459: Communication
0558: Multimedia Communications
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Facebook; Media internalization; Personality traits; Profile pictures
Title
The influence of personality and internalization of media ideals on Facebook image selection
Author
Kapidzic, Sanja
Number of pages
63
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0093
Source
MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267104151
Advisor
Martins, Nicole
Committee member
Herring, Susan C.; Paul, Bryant
University/institution
Indiana University
Department
Telecommunications
University location
United States -- Indiana
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1503817
ProQuest document ID
916754968
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/916754968
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