Get behind my selfies: The Big Five traits and social networking behaviors through selfies

Tae Rang Choi, Youngjun Sung, Jung Ah Lee, Sejung Marina Choi

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Abstract

The present study examined the relationship between the Big Five and the use of selfies to maintain online sociability and social connection. An online panel survey was conducted with 299 selfie posters. The findings suggest that the Big Five traits, except for extraversion, are significantly associated with the degree of concern about other's responses to one's own selfies. Selfie posters with agreeableness and low openness show a high tendency of observing others’ selfies. In addition, tendency to comment or like others’ selfies is predicted by extraversion and agreeableness. The implications of the study findings and limitations of the study are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume109
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 15

Keywords

  • Big Five
  • Personality
  • Selfie
  • Social connection
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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