Self-esteem influences how Facebook users react to portraying their true selves online

first_imgEmail LinkedIn People with lower self-esteem don’t feel good about presenting themselves authentically on the social networking website Facebook, according to new research published in Computers in Human Behavior.“Facebook is a rich site for research, enabling various forms of user engagement, but also considerable information exposure. Previous evidence in the social media literature indicates that Facebook is indeed a double-edged sword where engagement with the platform can positively or negatively influence users’ subjective well-being (SWB),” said Wonseok (Eric) Jang, an assistant professor at Texas Tech University and corresponding author of the study.“Studies have found that some forms of social support (e.g., the ‘Like’ button or supportive comments) from Facebook friends results in a greater degree of SWB, whereas other research has documented that when Facebook users adopt a comparative mindset, engagement with Facebook lowers SWB via feelings of envy,” Jang said. Share on Facebook Share on Twittercenter_img Pinterest Share “Due to these conflicting patterns, we were interested in examining whether the type of self-presentation strategy that users adopt on the platform influences what they get out of Facebook use, particularly if psychological rewards derived from engaging with the medium depend on one’s level of self-esteem.”The researchers examined two different ways that people can portray themselves on social networking websites: true self-presentation and strategic self-presentation. In the former, people provide an honest reflection of themselves and their life. In the latter, people selectively disclose only positive content to create a more favorable impression of themselves.In the study, 278 Facebook users were instructed to post content reflecting their true selves or strategic selves to Facebook before completing a scientific questionnaire.The researchers found that true self-presentation was associated with greater happiness after posting to Facebook only for high self-esteem users, not for low self-esteem users. Strategic self-presentation, on the other hand, made both high and low self-esteem users happy.“Our findings suggest that users with low self-esteem may use Facebook as an effective platform to enhance their sense of SWB by highlighting their most desirable characteristics,” Jang told PsyPost. “In general, low self-esteem individuals are reluctant to express their positive characteristics to others because they are not confident about their image and perceive themselves as less socially attractive than people with high self-esteem.”“In the context of Facebook, we found that people perceive the social media platform as a relatively safe environment because users can determine their friends and control what they share. The opportunities for embarrassment are thus reduced compared to in-person interactions, which are more unpredictable. Low self-esteem individuals may thus use Facebook as a platform to share aspect of themselves including their most desirable and positive characteristics to enhance their attractiveness and, in turn, heighten their SWB.”The study has some limitations.“It is not yet clear whether the gain in SWB we are seeing for low self-esteem users are enduring or disappear rapidly,” Jang explained. “Facebook users may enhance their level of SWB right after posting new messages or images but such benefits may decay over time, or even quite quickly.”“Future research should examine whether Facebook use has short- or long-term effects on users’ SWB and other positive outcomes. It would be especially interesting to examine whether such effects are determined by the type of self-presentation strategy (e.g., presenting a true self vs. presenting a strategic self) that users adopt while interacting with others.”“At this troubled time for Facebook and other social media platforms, we think investigating long-term outcomes from regular and consistent use of social media should be prioritized,” Jang added. “At present, there is still a limited understanding of whether the effects of Facebook use on user well-being are short-lived or enduring.”“Such insight could have important implications for broader public attitudes toward these growing avenues of social influence. Thus, scholars should incorporate longitudinal designs into their social media research and consider sustained influence on user psychology.”The study, “Self-esteem moderates the influence of self-presentation style on Facebook users’ sense of subjective well-being“, was authored by Wonseok (Eric) Jang, Erik Bucy, and Janice Cho.last_img read more

Spain: GES Installs Gamesa’s 5MW Wind Turbine

first_imgAs part of its offshore strategy, Gamesa has recently developed its first offshore prototype. GES has provided services for the installation and commission of the wind turbine for Gamesa, the Spanish manufacturer.The G128-5.0 turbine has been assembled in the Arigana Quay. The different components of the 5 MW were produced in Spain and shipped to the Canary Islands. The 62,5-metre rotor blades are the largest ever produced and transported in Spain and one of the largest in Europe.GES has an unmatched track record in turbine installation projects which include offshore wind operations. This project reinforces the company’s expertise as offshore service provider.[mappress]Press release, October 16, 2013; Image: geslast_img read more

Ateneo vs Perlas in Iloilo Charter Day volley

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Ateneo vs Perlas in Iloilo Charter Day volley ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball runner-up Ateneo Lady Eagles is set to take on Premier V-League squad BanKo-Perlas Lady Spikers in an exhibition game on Aug. 20 in Iloilo City.Ilonggo sportsman Ruding Villaruz said the game will be part of the city’s 80th Charter Day celebration. The venue of the match will be announced soon. “We are glad that Ateneo Lady Eagles agreed to play an exhibition match [in Iloilo City],” Villaruz told Panay News. “This is a rare opportunity for the Ilonggos to see Lady Eagles and Lady Spikers play live.”“Unlike other universities, Ateneo sent us a letter confirming [their participation] in the exhibition game. So we are sure that this already good to go, and we a just finding a venue,” he added.Aside from the exhibition game, Lady Eagles is also set to hold a volleyball clinic and a volleyball tryout to score for possible additions to their team, Villaruz said.“One good thing na maidudulot ng event na ito is iyong tryout. Who knows? Baka may ma-recruit sila dito,” said Villaruz.“I have invited some of the players from Biron Cup to join the tryout, and this could be the way for them to be discovered and play in Manila,” he added.The Lady Eagles squad comprises Jhoanna Maraguinot, Bea de Leon, Madeleine Madayag, Kat Tolentino, Pauline Gaston, Jennelle Lo, Julianne Samonte, Bettina Abella, Ana Gopico, Deanna Wong, and Negrenses Kassandra and Candice Gequillana.Bannering the Lady Spikers are Amy Ahomiro, Sasa Devanadera, Suzanne Roces, Kara Acevedo, Ella De Jesus, Amanda Villanueva, Kathy Bersola, Mae Tajima, Jem Ferrer, Nicole Tiamzon, and Negrense Gizelle Tan./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Angel Di Maria speaks to South American media about Manchester United…

first_imgWith a great performance in the second half and making two assists, the Argentine star helped Paris Saint Germain to beat Manchester United 2-0 and get a great advantage for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.The game was marked by fan reaction about the player’s return to Manchester, where he couldn’t really show his best in the only year he spent at the club.With cursing, kisses and pretending to drink from a beer bottle which was thrown towards him, Di Maria had a response to that. And when interviewed by Esporte Interativo, he was asked if he got a little bit ‘nervous’ about the reception.“Yes, no, the truth is that I never spoke badly about people (the fans) or the club. I only had problems with the manager and nothing else,” Di Maria told Esporte Interativo. “Then I was very calm. I just stayed calm on the pitch and that’s why things worked out the best way possible.”PSG defender Marquinhos was also asked about the Argentine star’s performance, and says Di Maria deserved the great night he had.“It was incredible, wasn’t it. The performance he had today was enormous. We saw that with 70 minutes he was already really exhausted, because he left everything, came to defend, filled the spaces. Di Maria is a guy who has been making a huge season for us, has an incredible working, training, mentality. And today, I think all this was returned to him in a great performance. So I think it was a very personal moment for him too, so that he could make a big game, so he could give an answer to himself, to the Paris fans, to the Manchester fans. So we congratulate him for the great game he has made, and hope he continues with this mentality.”The only Manchester United player who spoke to Esporte Interativo was Ander Herrera. Two of the questions made to him were about the game, and when the Di Maria subject was mentioned, he had a short answer: “I talk about football, not controversies.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndo Angel Di Maria will certainly remember his redemption night at Old Trafford for the rest of his life.last_img read more

Bulldogs claw their way to gritty victory

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT DESPITE being dictated to throughout the first half, Bunyip dug deep and pulled off a gritty win…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Bragging rights on the line

first_imgWEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION REVIEW – AFL VICTORIA COMMUNITY CHAMPIONSHIPS It was a battle of mates taking on mates…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Hayley Wildes last_img