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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of the context of taking selfies on narcissism, self-esteem, and selfie satisfaction. We compared three different types of photos/selfies: those of a person using a filter, those of a person without using a filter, and those of an object (no person in the photo). Our goal was to find information that might help us better understand how the selfie taking context is related to personality and personal perceptions of the self. We utilized the Narcissism Personality Inventory (NPI-4) (Raskin & Terry, 1988), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965), and we created a selfie satisfaction scale for the purpose of our study. It was predicted that the no filter selfie condition would reflect low self esteem, low narcissism, and low selfie satisfaction. On the other hand, we predicted that the selfie with a filter condition would reflect higher levels of self-esteem, narcissism, and selfie satisfaction. It is important to understand how taking selfies may influence how people feel about themselves and whether it affects their personality traits because such a large portion of our population uses social media and may be impacted by selfie taking context.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Alisha Marciano

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Effect of Selfie Taking Context on Narcissism, Self-esteem, and Selfie Satisfaction

The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of the context of taking selfies on narcissism, self-esteem, and selfie satisfaction. We compared three different types of photos/selfies: those of a person using a filter, those of a person without using a filter, and those of an object (no person in the photo). Our goal was to find information that might help us better understand how the selfie taking context is related to personality and personal perceptions of the self. We utilized the Narcissism Personality Inventory (NPI-4) (Raskin & Terry, 1988), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965), and we created a selfie satisfaction scale for the purpose of our study. It was predicted that the no filter selfie condition would reflect low self esteem, low narcissism, and low selfie satisfaction. On the other hand, we predicted that the selfie with a filter condition would reflect higher levels of self-esteem, narcissism, and selfie satisfaction. It is important to understand how taking selfies may influence how people feel about themselves and whether it affects their personality traits because such a large portion of our population uses social media and may be impacted by selfie taking context.